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John Gray GUTHRIDGE

Regimental number2078
Place of birthLancefield Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssistant commission agent
AddressDunsford Street, Lancefield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Guthridge, Dunsford Street, Lancefield, Victoria
Enlistment date8 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollDental Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 4th October 1917, for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in action East of YPRES. He acted as runner throughout the operation and was continuously at work in a most difficult part of the line where the enemy fire was very heavy. In addition to carrying messages, this man, on various occasions, assisted stretcher bearers and wounded men. His contempt of danger and the willing manner in which he performed all his duties, were most marked and were a valuable example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 July 1964
Place of burialLancefield Cemetery

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