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John Godfrey LYTH

Regimental number3433
Place of birthRotherham, Yorkshire, England
SchoolWesley College, England
Other trainingSheffield University, England
AddressLower Kalgan Road, Albany, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, John Bursall Lyth, The Wheatridge, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, England
Previous military serviceServed in Cadet Corps at College.
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name6th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Rollat Engrs
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal)

Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateDied of wounds 25 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death30
Place of burialBeacon Cemetery (Plot VI, Row J, Grave No. 10), Sailly-Laurette, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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