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John Goldsworthy WHITE

Regimental number10613
Place of birthNorth Carlton, Victoria
OccupationJoinery apprentice
Address'Kyora', Pakview Road, Alphington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, N White, 'Kyora', Pakview Road, Alphington, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces from 1911 (commencement of Compulsory Military Training scheme). Previously rejected for enlistment on grounds of general health.
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'On 26.9.17 this man was on duty with other bearers at HALFWAY HOUSE. Shelling was at the time very heavy when some casualties occurred about 200 yards from the medical dugout. Without hesitation with Private Amott this man picked up a stretcher and went to the assistance of the wounded man and helped to bring him in. This man's work as a stretcher bearer has been both courageous and consistently good.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Discharge date3 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Cairo, 10 February 1916. Taken on strength, 14th Field Ambulance, Ismailia, 28 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles (date not recorded). On leave to United Kingdom, 23 August 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 7 September 1917.

Awarded Military Medal, 31 October 1917.

To United Kingdom on furlough, 21 March 1918; rejoined unit, 24 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 20 May 1918 (gassed); remained on duty.

To United Kingdom on furlough, 23 August 1918; rejoined unit, 12 September 1918.

Marched out to England, 16 April 1919; commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 12 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 July 1919; discharged, 3 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 December 1980

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