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John Alfred GUY

Regimental number2269
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWireless operator
Address42 High Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A J Guy, 42 High Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date30 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919

Military Medal

'Near BULLECOURT on 3rd May, 1917, this N.C.O. and another man [W.L. LONG] went forward under heavy fire to establish an amplifyer post which they succeeded in doing and in maintaining communication at a time when it was of vital important. The position had not been consolidated and they were obliged to stand to for ten counter attacks during which time they took four prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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