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Joseph Edward Thomas CATRON

OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressHudson Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs Catron, Hudson Street, Coburg, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Awarded)

Displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty in leading Company, enabling valuable services to be rendered. (near Ypres on 20 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateDischarged 22 December 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Noted CATRON Joseph Edward NR

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading his company to the final objective in an attack. He showed great skill in selecting positions, and encouraged his men under heavy shell fire. The success of the operation was in a great measure due to his courage and initiative.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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