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John IVANHOFF

Regimental number1624
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Address29 Ladoga Street, Libau, Russia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Ivanhoff, 29 Ladoga Street, Libau, Russia
Enlistment date3 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of the 8th August, 1918 during the attack on the WARFUSEE line east of AMIENS, an enemy machine gun greatly hampered the advance. This soldier on his own initiative outflanked, and bombed the gun shingle handed, which he captured, killing the crew of five. During the following three days in the advance on RAINECOURT, he showed an unequalled example to the remainder of his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

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

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