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John Malbon MAUGHAN

ReligionChurch of England
AddressLandgale, Wycombe Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, John Maughan, Langdale, Wycombe Road, Neutral Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


'(Pozieres) Conspicuous gallantry during attack, setting fine example to men.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 10 January 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry during a bomb fight. He stood before the parapet firing a 'very' pistol, to light up the ground for his bombers. He was exposed to enemy snipers' fire from "No Man's Land" and the continual firing of his pistol showed his position. Finally, he was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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