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John Lindsay OGG

Regimental number867
Place of birthCassban England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram conductor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ogg, Blacklands, Calne, Wiltshire, England
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Courage and determination, enabling rations etc. to be delivered under heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 26 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 4 November 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on night of 17th. September 1917 near HALFWAY HOUSE YPRES Sector. He was one of a party of 3 drivers proceeding with rations for front line. They were caught in an enemy barrage, the other two drivers were wounded. Driver OGG collected their rations and although he was soon after caught by another barrage succeeded in delivering his rations to the Bn HQ. But for his courageous act the troops would not have received their supplies.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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