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John William HOAD

Regimental number1063
Place of birthWingham New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressKnorritt Flat, via Wingham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, G Hoad, Wingham, County Macquarie, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations against the Hindenberg Line on night of 3rd/4th May 1917, this N.C.O. maintained communication from 5th Australian Infantry Brigade forward under a continuous fire. This NC.O. has been a linesman for eighteen months and his gallantry and continued devotion to duty has been an example of the greatest value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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