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John ENGLAND

Regimental number2026
Date of birth--/05/1889
Place of birthIngham Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressDundas, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J England, Dundas, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 6 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollNIG
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 5th Pioneer Btn
Promotion date: 24 March 1916

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While on reconnaissance he was wounded in two places. Despite this he completed his reconnaissance, walked one and a half miles, and guided a company onto the work. It was mainly due to his fortitude and endurance that the work was completed that night.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

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

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