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John Henry JOHNS

Regimental number1161
Place of birthWillemabrina N/A
AddressClark Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Henry Johns, Clark Street, Hamilton, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work at Broodseinde on 4 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

Mention in Corps Routine Orders

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. On 4th October, 1917, during the attack at BROODSEINDE he acted as a stretcher bearer and continued for hours to carry wounded to the rear quite regardless of heavy fire and personal risk. He then returned to the front line positions and acted as one of the garrison of a post. He following day he resumed stretcher bearing and his courage and coolness under fire and power of endurance proved to have a great influence on all he came into contact with.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

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