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John Joseph WHITE

Regimental number1890
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationArchitect
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J.F. White, 'Kelvin,' Queen Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During an enemy attack he went out through frontal and flank machine gun fire to reconnoitre some dead ground. When the attack was driven off he went out with some bombs to deal with some enemy who were digging in about 150 yards away. He met ten, killing some with bombs and shooting two. When he ran out of bombs he used enemy stick bombs, which he took from the dead. He brought one N.C.O. back with him as prisoner.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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