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John Cobham PAYNE

Regimental number3120
Place of birthBundaberg Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationArticled law clerk
AddressHolywood, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Fredk. Wm. Payne, Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date5 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 10 October 1916

FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917

Military Medal

'Has performed consistent good work and shown great devotion to duty, as a Platoon Sergeant. His fine example in the front line at POZIERES on 5th/6th August, 1916, until dangerously wounded in the head, was of great value.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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