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John Thomas SEVERINO

Regimental number6083
Place of birthEvansford Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressEvansford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Severino, Evansford, Victoria
Enlistment date11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919

Military Medal

'At ARMENTIERES on the night 26th/27th February, 1917, on the occasion of a raid on the enemy trenches by a Composite Battalion of his Brigade, Private SEVERINO displayed great bravery and devotion in rescuing his wounded comrades. He belonged to the left attacking Company, and he returned three times to the enemy wire, which was being heavily barraged by artillery and machine gun fire, and each time brought back with him to our parapet a wounded comrade. (Strength of raiding party - 21 Officers -804 other ranks')'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death22 March 1960
Place of burialAmherst Cemetery

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