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John CHEVERTON

Regimental number828
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolPrivate school
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
Address248 Richardson Street, Middle Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kathleen Cheverton, 239 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date6 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAnzac Cyclist Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number12/2/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work near Lihons on 10 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Martin's Wood, near Proyart, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 13), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43j
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Kathleen CHEVERTON, 131 Richardson Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty, in the advance near Lihons on 10 August 1918. He, with three others, captured a strong post, killing the crew of a machine gun, and enabling the advance to continue. When all the N.C.O.'s in the vicinity had become casualties he collected stragglers and led them through the wood, advancing with a patrol 400 yards towards the enemy's defences, bringing in useful information to the company commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: Gunner Roy Douglas Cheverton, late ANZAC AI Forces, died London Hospital 9 November 1915, 3rd FABAC

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