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John Charles CHERRY

Regimental number80
Place of birthGlennferrie, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Address129 Leicester Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinThomas Cherry, 4 Clyde Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A27 Southern on 23 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 11 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 103 (29 June 1917).
Recommendation date: 10 October 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 20 September 1917

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 20 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous devotion to duty as Transport Sergeant of the Battalion. His work has always been of a very high order. He has done exceptionally good work in getting rations forward under heavy artillery fire. During operations East of HAMEL on 8th August 1918 he had charge of mule train with ammunition and rations. It was owing to his exceptional courage and initiative in pushing forward with the advance that troops were supplied with a hot meal soon after arrival on final objective. On 23rd August 1918 near LIHONS he again displayed courage, initiative, and ability delivering rations to Battalion dump near front line, under heavy shell fire. His conduct at all times has been very noticeable and is a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

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

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