The AIF Project

John MADDEN

Regimental number5474
Place of birthInverell New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressGatton, Queensland
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Madden, Mount Sylvia, Queensland
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 June 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On the morning of 11th April, 1917, near BULLECOURT Madden showed an indomitable spirit throughout the operation and when ordered to retire, displayed coolness in preparing to resist the enemy as far as possible.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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