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John Woodhouse Barnett FIELD

OccupationBrewery employee
AddressCastlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation50
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Field, Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor (Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel)
Unit name8th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
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: 8 May 1915

FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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