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John TOMICH

Regimental number2234
Place of birthPort Pirie South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
Addressc/o Mr J Edwards, Young Street, Solomontown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Tomich, c/o Mr J Edwards, Young Street, Solomontown, South Australia
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAssevillers New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
111
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Nicholol and Edith TOMICH, Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Medals

Military Medal

'At WESTHOEK 20th September 1917 and 21st September 1917. This man acted as stretcher bearer and displayed great courage and devotion to duty. His behaviour stood out conspicuously amongst the bearers. He denied himself any rest throughout both days and nights, and undoubtedly saved man men from death, who would otherwise have died of wounds. Recommendations have been received from three independent sources concerning this man's conduct.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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