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John Swan STEVENSON

Regimental number1666
Place of birthFalkirk Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer
Address46 Kerferd Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Thomas Stevenson, 46 Kerferd Road, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1918
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'Since the inception of the Battalion in March 1916, this N.C.O. has done excellent work in connection with the Supply services - first as Storeman, and later relieving the Regimental Quarter-master Sergeant. Since May 1917, he has been continuously carrying out the duties of Regimental Quarter-master Sergeant with marked ability and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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