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John HARE

Regimental number7247
Place of birthMitchell Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs C M Hare, Crane Street, Longreach, Queensland
Enlistment date22 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work near Proyart on 11-12 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

On the 11th and 12th August, 1918, during the operations on the Somme near Proyart, this man was employed as a runner to forward battalions, and although badly shaken by the explosion of an enemy bomb during the night, he refused to leave his duty. On many of his journeys he had to paw through heavy enemy barrage of shell and machine-gun fire and succeeded in delivering and bringing valuable information which was essential to the success of the operation. He also distinguished himself in this duty during the attack East of Hamel on the 8th August, 1918 and his courageous actions and splendid spirit showed a fine sense of duty to the remainder of his comrades.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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