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John Mortimer MOY

Place of birthYatina, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressYongala, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinBrother, P Moy, Yongala, South Australia
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Fine initiative in handling Company and great personal gallantry during attack East of Bullecourt.'
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great initiative in handling his company during a bombing attack on the enemy's lines. Although wounded he continued to lead bombing parties until our position was secure.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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