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John Joseph Witton FLYNN

Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStudent
AddressCentennial Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Flynn, 'Baltard', Martin Road, Centennial Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Medals

Military Cross

'During the operations on 26th - 28th August 1918, a hidden machine gun was holding up his company. He moved forward with a runner, located the gun, and, sending back the runner with a full report, rushed, the gun alone, capturing it and killing the crew. Later he took command of his company when all the other officers had become casualties, and led it successfully to its objective, displaying great gallantry throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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