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John Joseph HAYLEN

Regimental number6016
Place of birthQueanbeyan New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationStoreman
AddressMarius Street, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Haylen, c/o Mrs Brown, Falcon Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Medals

Military Medal

'At HERMIES on 9th April 1917 for conspicuous courage and devotion to duty, during our attack on the enemy's position. This man was employed as a runner, and went backwards and forwards between Battalion and Company Headquarters with messages though he had to pass through a very heavy barrage of hostile artillery and machine gun fire on each occasion, he invariably delivered his messages rapidly and correctly.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174
Date: 11 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Lt Francis Henry HAYLEN, 2nd Bn, killed in action, 21 September 1917; 66713 Pte Leslie Clements HAYLEN, NSW Reinforcement 22, embarked 14 October 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1969
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery

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