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John William STABBACK

Regimental number8107
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBeach Street, North Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W J Stabback, Beach Street, North Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDischarged 23 November 1919

Medal of St. George - 2nd Class (Russia)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116
Date: 25 July 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his company to the support of a battalion with great skill and over very difficult ground, which he had not previously reconnoitered. The following day he led them in daylight across the open, recaptured a portion of our line from the enemy, and pushed strong posts in front. These operations were rendered extremely difficult and dangerous by the activity of the hostile machine guns and snipers. He displayed the utmost gallantry and good judgement throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Medal of St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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