• John PAINTER: Australian Imperial Force.

Enlisted: (Australian Imperial Force) 24/09/1914. High seas, New South Wales.Age given: 22 years 8 months.Born: Purton 25/01/1892.Occupation: Butcher. (Photo: Supplied by relative).Emigrated to Australia in 1911.MIC details: 779 / 10349th Battalion AIF.Medal entitlement: British War Medal, Victory Medal, 15 Star.Extracts from: Service record (Australian):24/09/1914: Embarked in Brisbane for overseas Service, HMAT Omrah.01/01/1915: Appointed Driver.02/03/1915: Embarked at Alexandria for M.R.F (Gallipoli).25/04/1915: Detached for transport.08/05/1915: Rejoined unit (ANZAC).10/05/1915: Malta (From Gallipoli).14/07/1915: Alexandria.03/11/1915: Cairo.15/11/1915: Awarded 96 hrs detention €œconduct to good order and discipline€.02/04/1916: Arrived Marseille for BEF.15/05/1916: Hospital, Steenwercke.17/05/1916: Hospital, Estaires.21/05/1916: Hospital, Bologne.07/07/1916: Etaples.29/07/1916: Returned to duty.12/09/1917: Sick, Belgium.16/09/1917: Rejoined Battalion.11/12/1917: Leave to the UK.28/12/1917: Returned to Battalion.19/06/1918: Sick, France. 3rd Australian Field Ambulance.26/06/1918: Rejoined Battalion.14/09/1918: Embarked for Australia.24/09/1918: Taranto, embarked for Australia.24/01/1919: Discharged.
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