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John HAZELWOOD

Regimental number1165
Place of birthHayward Vic
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWarrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Hazelwood, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the 24th October, 1917, east of WESTHOEK, ammunition was being packed to the 114th Howitzer Battery from the Group Forward Dump. No. 1165 Gunner HAZELWOOD was ordered to accomplish a certain number of trips with his pack mules. On one of the early trips a shell burst close to his and killed one mule and wounded the other and he himself was blown into a shell hole and severely shaken. Just as he was recovering he saw 2 mules without an owner which he caught. being unsuccessful in finding the owner and realising the urgency for bringing the ammunition up to his Battery he proceeded though considerable shaken, to complete delivery with his captured mules. His pluck and resource are deserving of special consideration. Awarded Military Medal 2nd October, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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