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John Lumsden MITCHELL

Regimental number963
Place of birthAberdeen Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationConstable
Address14 Viewford, Edinburgh, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinSister, Miss Mary Mitchell, 14 Viewford, Edinburgh, Scotland
Enlistment date3 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 18 June 1916

FateKilled in Action 26 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 26), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza MITCHELL, Culsalmond, Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Medals

Military Medal

'For good work at Gallipoli, especially on the left during the first fortnight, where he had charge of parties bringing in and burying dead bodies exposed to fire, and for general good solid work during the whole time the Battalion was on Gallipoli and also since arrival in France.'
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

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