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John Morphett IRWIN

Date of birth24 January 1894
Place of birthGlenelg South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSoldier
AddressMaturin Road, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, C Irwin, Glenelg, South Australia
Previous military serviceRM College
Enlistment date14 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Artillery
Promotions

Major


Unit: 3rd Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "6 March and 1 October 1917

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 18 September 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 25 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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

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