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John Paul BEAVER

Regimental number8344
Place of birthBlackpool England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressManilla House, Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs M J Beaver, Manilla House, Bourke Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal Driver
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 RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallant conduct, courage and devotion to duty in the forward area working with his convoy near WESTHOEK on 14th October, 1917. This detachment was under orders C.E. 1st ANZAC carrying road making material. When the road was under heavy shell fire, being blown up in three places, this N.C.O. worked with three drivers salving bogged wagons and teams and returned assisting disabled teams eventually extricating the convoy with the loss of one wagon destroyed. He showed initiative in directing traffic at WESTHOEK RIDGE on this and other occasions and his conduct throughout has been of a high order and his example a great encouragement to the drivers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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