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John Fredk McPHERSON

Regimental number3391
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShop assistant
AddressYarra Glen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McPherson, Yarra Glen, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: "6 February 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Recommendation date: 25 and 31 October 1917"

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in charge of his platoon. When his platoon commander became a casualty they held three posts in terribly marshy ground, two of them were blown in, and though blown up and badly shaken he established new ones, and refused to leave the front line, remaining for three days in awful weather and under very trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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