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John Lowe FAWCETT

Regimental number7
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressWheatland Road, Malvern
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.75"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth Fawcett, 57 Wheatland Road, Malvern
Enlistment date15 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Transport)
Unit name24th Battalion, Transport Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Excellent work under heavy fire as voluntary streatcher-bearer, setting fine example of devotion to duty. (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: 9 August 1916

Military Cross


For conspicuous gallantry in driving back two enemy attacks on his post on the Bapaume Ridge, with severe loss to the enemy.
Recommendation date: 24 March 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty. He organized the defence of his post with marked skill, and maintained his position in spite of two determined enemy counter attacks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Discharge date16 March 1918
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAWCETT John Lowe

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