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John MITCHELL

Regimental number96
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSanitary inspector
AddressThomas Street, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinJessie Mitchell, c/o W Bud & Co Ltd, 168 West George Street, Glasgow, Scotland
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPioneer Sergeant
Unit name4th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Refers April-May 1915.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 14 August 1915"

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. from 25th April - 2nd May 1915 showed the greatest daring and resource in organising parties to carry ammunition and water across open ground to the forward trenches at GALLIPOLI. His contempt for shrapnel and bullets had a marked effect on the men around him. Again at the Lonesome Pine fighting August 6th. 10th. 1915 his coolness and energy were again notably displayed in getting ammunition and bombs to the forward lines.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 April 1944

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