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John Oswald CLOUGH

Regimental number1784
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBricklayer
AddressHomer Street, Narrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinW E Clough, Narrogin, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Consistent excellent service and example to the men in devotion to duty and general willingness.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Military Medal (Altered to Distinguished Conduct Medal)


Recommendation date: 3 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. The battery was heavily shelled, causing several casualties. He, regardless of the shell fire, assisted in attending the wounded and getting them into safety. He has throughout set a splendid example.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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