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John Talbot REES

Regimental number6921
Place of birthExeter, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationFireman
AddressWest Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Julian Rees, West Street, Torrensville, South Australia
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 1 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Medals

Military Medal

'In the neighbourhood of Polygon Wood between 23rd September and 1st October 1917 this man by his courage and devotion to duty has set an excellent example to his comrades by consistently carrying wounded under heavy enemy shell fire and showing a fine spirit of bravery and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 January 1967
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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