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John Owen MAGEE

Regimental number3887
Place of birthBenalla Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressNarrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Bartholomew Magee, Narrogin, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rendered valuable service in silencing an enemy machine gun which was holding up the advance. Although wounded, he continued to advance and work his own gun until the objective was reached'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

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