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John Faulkner EASON

Regimental number7342
Date of birth--/08/1895
Place of birthColac, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNorth Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Eason, Margaret Street, North Geelong, Victoria
Previous military service60th Infantry
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Casualty Clearing Station
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollNIG
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF38
Promotion date: 1 December 1917


Unit: INF38
Promotion date: 1 March 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Curlin on 28th August 1918, when his platoon came under machine gun fire from the right flank. He pushed forward with a few men in the face of fire from several guns, and out-flanking them, compelled the crews to several guns, and out-flanking them, compelled the crews to withdraw in haste, leaving two guns behind. His platoon took all their objectives with slight casualties, thanks to his coolness and resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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