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John Charles McFARLANE

Regimental number2347
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSlaughterman
Address411 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John McFarlane, 411 Nott Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

*Distinguished Conduct Medal


*'Work on 4 an d 9 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: "14 October 1917

Mention in Corps Routine Orders


Recommendation date: 20 November 1917"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as a runner, carrying despatches through heavy barrages. When the position of one of the new forward posts was obscure, he succeeded, under heavy fire, in locating it. It would otherwise have been cut off.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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