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John Taylor DUGGLEBY

Regimental number16693
Place of birthYorkshire, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClergyman
AddressBalwyn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Duggleby, Arram, Beverley, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date2 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJanuary 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


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

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At about 7 p.m. on August 10th, 1918, during operations East of AMIENS a report was received at the Regimental Aid Post of the 17th Australian Infantry Battalion that all the stretcher bearers of one Company of the Battalion has become casualties. At once Private DUGGLEBY organised a squad of bearers to proceed through the village of FRAMERVILLE which was being heavily shelled with Gas and H.E. at the time. His squad proceeded right to the front line and at considerable risk managed to evacuate the casualties. These stretcher bearers were slightly effected by the Gas as they passed through the village, but, nevertheless, they carried on until all the wounded were evacuated. This man's gallantry, cheerfulness and absolute disregard of danger were a splendid example to the remaining bearers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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