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John Stewart WEST

Regimental number4228
Place of birthStanwell Queensland
Other NamesJohn Stuart
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressDarcy Street, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Thomas West, Darcy Street, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack east of MONT ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 2nd September 1918, this N.C.O. while in charge of the Battalion Runners, repeatedly carried messages over ground swept by artillery and machine gun fire, thus maintaining communication between the Battalion and its Companies during a most important period of the battle. During these journeys he was able, by the exhibition of keen powers of observation, to gain most valuable information, which he imparted to his Battalion Commander and the Company Commanders.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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