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John BARTLEY

Regimental number8752
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway signaller
Address67 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Patrick Bartley, 67 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'At POZIERES on 8th August, 1916 he volunteered for extra duty of a most dangerous type, and went out to front trenches previously held by 19th Australian Infantry Battalion and then held by 48th Infantry Battalion and carried wounded through a heavy barrage fire. He was twice buried by shell explosions, but continued to carry on.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 July 1950
Place of burialFawkner Cemetery

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