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Jack CRAVEN

Regimental number733
Date of birth--/05/1893
Place of birthHalifax England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinJohn Craven, Equitable Bank, Central Street, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 25 July 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 1 January 1917

Captain


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 5 November 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 27th April, 1915, near Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles) when, under a heavy shell and machine gun fire, he carried water and food to the men in the front trenches. He also assisted four wounded men into shelter, and later on, he exhibited the greatest coolness and courage in voluntarily carrying messages under heavy fire and at great personal risk.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8844
Date: 6 September 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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