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John Alfred MOSS

Regimental number2736
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationJockey
AddressBennett Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, E Moss, Supreme Court Hotel Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On night 13/14th June, 1918, during an attack South of MORLANCOURT near ALBERT this man was a stretcher bearer attached to a party digging a communication trench from the front line. Private MOSS showed great gallantry in carrying wounded to safety under heavy fire, assisting men of the Infantry in addition to the Pioneers. When going forward to get the wounded he acted as guide to working parties, at the same time, setting a splendid example of coolness and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

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