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John BYRNE

Regimental number1511
Place of birthMansfield, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBushman
AddressTolmie, via Mansfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, 19 Vic Parade, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, H Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Conspicuous act of gallantry, also obtained valuable information. (Thilloy 1 March 1917).
Recommendation date: 6 March 1917

Military Medal


Obtained important information through his skioll and bravery at Pozieres. Also did good work at Mouquet Farm andYpres.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlised 29 August 1914. Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, 30 August 1914. Wounding at the landing, Gallipoli, 25-30 April 1915, and at Lone Pine, 24 July 1915. Promoted Sergeant, 10 March 1917. Mortally wounded, 12 April 1917. Awarded the Military Medal.
FateDied of wounds 14 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death27
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
35
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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