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John Lloyd DRAKE

Regimental number512
Place of birthEvandale, Tasmania
OccupationShoeing smith
AddressLiverpool, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, John Evan Drake, 1 Elizabeth Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentFarrier Sergeant
Unit name1 Divisional Train (1 to 4 Coys Army Service Corps) October, 1914
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adeladie, South Australia, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 22 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Consistent good work and devotion to duty during period February - September 1917.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 26 September 1918

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'For consistently good work and devotion to duty from 25th February to 16th September, 1918. Warrant Officer DRAKE has carried out every duty allotted him with the greatest amount of ability and zest. He has on many occasions performed the duties of Section Officer with marked ability. His every thought is for the welfare and safety of the men and horses and his devotion to duty and conscientious hard work is greatly responsible for the efficiency of his Company. On every occasion of enemy shelling of his camp and on occasions of attack by enemy aircraft his initiative, coolness and general conduct set a fine example to the men under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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