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John Patrick TUNN

Regimental number7063
Date of birth8 July 1892
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressRed Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Tunn, Mountain Ash, Enoggera Terrace, Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date19 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Medals

Albert Medal (Bronze)

'On 19th July, 1918, as some Australian troops were advancing to an attack in France, one of the men tripped on some wire, and a rifle grenade fell from his rifle to the ground with the pin out. Second Lieutenant Tunn, who was about 10 yards away, saw what had happened, and ran back and picked up the grenade. In doing sohe also tripped on the wire and the grenade fell from his hand. He picked it up again, and as he did so it exploded and blew off his right hand, besides wounding him in the head. The men were unhurt.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Discharge date20 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 21 July 1918

Medals: Albert Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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