John Eldred MOTT

Place of birthHamilton Victoria
AddressNorseman, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Mott, Norseman, Western Australia
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on 8th August 1918, during the advance on Proyart. He was in charge of tank garrisons and went forward under fire of all descriptions to select the rutes for the tanks. In the attack he was in front directing the tanks to commanding positions from which to drop their garisons and assist the infantry advance. The success achieved was due to his judgment and disregard of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Bar to Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 38
Date: 29 April 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross & Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal