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John Montsteven BRISTOW

Regimental number589
Place of birthLancefield, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressLancefield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMaggie Bristow, Allansford, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Montsteven spelt Nonsteven
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack. When all the officers of his company became casualties he led his company forward and captured a strong point in spite of strong resistance, and consolidated his position. He showed great skill and judgment.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialLakes Entrance Cemetery, Victoria

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