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John ARTIS

Regimental number4292
Place of birthPort Fairy, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCampbell Street, Port Fairy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Stephen Artis, Campbell Street, Port Fairy, Victoria
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal


Work at Mont St. Quentin om 1 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 13 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On the 1 September, 1918, in the attack on Mont St. Quentin, he displayed marked courage and initiative in clearing trenches by bombing his way through, during which he came in contact with a hostile strong point which had caused severe casualties, and which he, with one other took twelve of the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

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