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John Hughes DRUMMOND

Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs J A Drummond, Somerset East, Cape Colony, South Africa
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 8 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

For conspicuous gallantry in action near Bullecourt, when he set a valuable soldierly example of endurance under fire, the successful action of his Company being in a great part due to his personality.
Recommendation date: 10 May 1917

Mention in Despatches

For consistent good work in handling his guns in action and for energy and ability in selecting gun positions.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. His consistent coolness and courage throughout the action was most marked. His fine example of endurance under heavy artillery and machine gun fire was of the utmost value to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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