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John RYAN

Regimental number1268
Place of birthCarlton Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlasterer
Address125 Pelham Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Andrew Ryan, 125 Pelham Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


'Work at Herleville on 17 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

' For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This N.C.O. led a bombing party 400 yards along a trench in the face of heavy machine gun fire and bombed the enemy out of several postions. He personally accounted for five of the enemy, and, though wounded in the hand, continued to bomb for another hour, until was again serverely wounded. His energy and endurance se a fine example to the men.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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