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John Joseph NESBITT

Regimental number4822
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram conductor
AddressRedfern, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs E C Nesbitt, 171 Darby Street, Cook's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 4 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 3 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attacks on the LE CATELET - NAUROY LINE, NAUROY and SUGAR FACTORY East of NAUROY on 29th/30th September and 1st October 1918. For his splendid work and devotion to duty. He was employed as a Stretcher Bearer and in the face of heavy artillery and Machine Gun fire he rescued many wounded carrying them to the Aid Post through an intense artillery fire. When our own wounded were all brought in he carried on bringing in many of the enemy wounded until he became exhausted and had to be relieved. He set a splendid example of courage and self sacrifice.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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