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Ernest John Alexander CANNONS

Regimental number51
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressEvelyn Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinRebecca Fosters, Evelyn Street, Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board TRANSPORT A15 Star Of England on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Brigade Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 28 December 1917
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an action. He displayed great courage and initiative under very heavy fire, assisting greatly in breaking up the enemy's counter attack.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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