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John Faulkner * EASON

Regimental number7342
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChemist
AddressNorth Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Eason, Margaret Street, North Geelong, Victoria
Previous military service60th Infantry
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/103/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 8 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A45 Bulla on 25 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

''For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Curlin on 28th August, 1918, when his platoon came under machine gun fire from the right flank. He puushed forward with a few men in the face of fire from several guns, and out-flanking them, compelled the crews to withdraw in haste, leaving two guns behind. His platoon took all their objectives with slight casualties, thanks to his coolness and resource.''
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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