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John PATON

Date of birth18 November 1867
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMerchant
AddressWaratah, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation47
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margaret Mary Paton, Waratah, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentCOL (CO)
Unit name25th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Infantry Brigade
Promotions

COL (Temporary BGEN)


Unit: 6th Infantry brigade
Promotion date: 1 January 1916


Promotion date: 1 January 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Medals

Order of St. Stanislas - 2nd Class (with swords) (Russia)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

CB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 21 September 1916

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

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