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Royal John George MYREN

Regimental number150
Place of birthMeningie South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinAdam John Myren, Meningie, South Australia
Enlistment date18 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: "Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette' , Second Supplement, No. 30480 (16 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918)
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 24th June while in charge of a patrol reconnoitring towards the WADI IMLIEH showed great dash and gallantry in obtaining necessary information reference the enemy's dispositions A body of about 400 Infantry having advanced from their main positions were working up from the WADI IMLIEH towards the Patrol Post at point 300 with the apparent intention of delivering a surprise attack. Also on 4th July, 1917 while in charge of advance patrol covering a special officers reconnaissance of the country South West of BERSHEEBA, again showed great skill and energy in clearing the sector of numerous enemy patrols enabling the reconnaissance party to gain important information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 19
Date: 14 February 1918

Discharge date10 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Total war service: 5 years 23 days (of which 4 years 181 days were abroad)

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death14 May 1975
Age at death85
Place of burialMeningie Cemetery, South Australia

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