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John Abbott OLIVER

Regimental number1669
Place of birthBendigo Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Harriet Abbott Oliver, 192 South Terrace, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date14 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1670
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 20 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1919

Military Medal

'During an attack on a German Trench on the night 14th/15th August, 1916, near MOUQUET FARM this N.C.O. showed great bravery and coolness. He brought a Lewis gun into action, well concealed, and with which he later opened on the enemy at 60 yards range. He also carried wounded back to safety from within 30 yards of the enemy trenches and gave continual assistance in placing wounded men under cover in shell holes, setting a very cheerful example throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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