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John Leslie WALDRON

Regimental number504
Place of birthBrunswick Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and driller
Address28 Moore Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, William Waldron, 10 Maldon Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Medals

Military Medal

'When passing an Ammunition Dump, Sergeant WALDRON saw some boxes of grenades which had been set on fire by a German shell and promptly pulled the burning boxes of grenades clear of the rest of the dump,. thus saving at personal risk of his own life, a large amount of material from being destroyed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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