The AIF Project

John Arthur MITCHELL

Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressManningham Street, Royal Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John Mitchell, Southgate Manningham Street, Royal Park, Victoria
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his platoon with great gallantry, and captured the first objective, where he was severely wounded. He remained with his platoon until weakness, through loss of blood, forced him to leave the trench.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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