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John Parnell BAXTER

Regimental number8342
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPurser
Address'Flexmore', Riverview Road, Undercliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Baxter, 'Flexmore', Riverview Road, Undercliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameArmy Service Corps 20, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/106/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 27 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For continued and devoted service as C.Q.M.S. during the period 25th February 1918 to 16th September 1918. he has at all times cheerfully carried out his duties in an efficient manner. During the advance from VILLERS-BRETONNEUX to PERONNE, 8th August - 1st September, the Company was frequently working in small parties at long distances from company headquarters, but in spite of all difficulties the men were all supplied with their daily rations. Recently, with the frequent moves, the efficient work done by the Company has been largely due to his personal supervision.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

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