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John William INGHAM

Regimental number1050
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
OccupationPoultry farmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, John William Ingham, Kingston Terrace, North Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Troopship A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Brigade Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 1 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918

Meritorious Service Medal

'For conspicuously good work and devotion to duty during the period 22nd September 1917 - 24th February 1918. In the recent operations at POLYGON WOOD and ZONNEBEKE the Brigade and dumps were always kept replenished, due to the energy and foresight displayed by this N.C.O. Regardless of danger he has performed his duties to the utmost satisfaction and set a fine example to those working under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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