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Jack SALVADO

Regimental number3467
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWarehouseman
AddressParkville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, R J Salvado, 170 Gatehouse Street, Parkville, Victoria
Enlistment date3 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous courage and devotion to duty. At VILLE-sur-ANCRE, South West of ALBERT, on 4th July 1918 he displayed admirable courage and coolness during an attack on the enemy position and ably assisted in constructing a bombing stop, despite vigorous enemy bombing. Later he formed part of the defence of the bomb stop and for 36 hours was tireless in repelling enemy attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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