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John Patrick COURTNEY

Regimental number24
Date of birth--/10/1889
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Courtney, Wallace Street, Belmont, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 13 September 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 21 March 1917


Unit: Permanent Supernumerary List

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Recommendation date: 18 January 1916

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 10 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. During an intense hostile bombardment he moved from post to post encouraging his men. Later, he personally supervised and assisted in the carrying of the wounded some 150 yards across the open to the dressing station.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 893 Pte Edward Weymouth COURTNEY, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 December 1918.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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