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Regimental number2949
Place of birthMiddlesborough England
Other NamesJohn Thomas
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith and boilermaker
Address38 Botany Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel M Goodhall, 38 Botany Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name5th Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Warrant Officer has during the period 26/2/17 to 20/9/17 served with this unit as Warrant Officer in charge of Horse Transport, and during that period has exercised great discretion and unremitting care of horses, vehicles and equipment; by his close and careful attention both animals and vehicles have been kept in a most efficient condition and the standard he has set, by his example to the personnel of the transport has raised and kept them at a very high standard and deserves special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

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