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John D MURDOCH

Regimental number3072
Place of birthChristchurch New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMaster plumber
Address434 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinAlex. Murdoch, 434 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal


'Work at Albert and Mont St.Quentin between March and September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 11 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuous good service and devotion to duty on numerous occasions especially during operation in front of ALBERT and at MONT ST. QUENTIN between March and September 1918. C.Q.M.S. MURDOCH has carried out his duties, frequently under fire in most efficient manner and his organisation of transport for supply of R.E. stores during bridging works carried out by this Company during operations resulting in the capture of MONT ST. QUENTIN was of the greatest value. His loyal services for nearly three years have been a fine example to his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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