John Alfred HUBBLE

Regimental number1960
Place of birthYork Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine driver
AddressYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMary Ann Hubble, Perry Street, York, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

For conspicuous bravery at Mont de Merris near Strazeele on night 2-3 June 1918.
Recommendation date: 9 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918

Military Medal

'In the operations against the enemy position at MONT DE MERRIS near STRAZEELE on night 2nd/3rd June, 1918, Private HUBBLE displayed conspicuous bravery. Shortly after reaching first objective he located a party of the enemy firing on and bombing our troops. Regardless of danger he rushed forward into our own barrage and killed one of the enemy causing the remainder to take cover and remain there. Later when our men advanced this party surrendered with resistance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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