John Lenthall BRIDGLAND MM

Badge Number: S4922, Sub Branch: Glenelg

BRIDGLAND, John Lenthall

Service Numbers: 2123A, 2123, 2123a
Enlisted: 1 June 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Goodwood, South Australia, 3 October 1893
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Printer
Died: Natural causes, Daw Park Repatriation Hospital, South Australia , 21 December 1960, aged 67 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
General AC Path 2 site 109
Memorials: Adelaide Treasurer and Chief Secretary Roll of Honour, Goodwood Public School WW1 Roll of Honor, SA Government Printing Office WW1 Honour Board, Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 27th Infantry Battalion
30 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2123A, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, 2123, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, 2123, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 2123A, 2nd Machine Gun Company, "The Last Hundred Days"
11 Nov 1918: Involvement 2123a, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Date unknown: Honoured Military Medal

Awarded Military Medal at Mount St. Quentin

Awarded Military Medal at Mount St. Quentin

"During the taking of Mont St. Quentin on 1st Sept 1918, these two men were acting as Nos. I of M.G.'s and showed determination and initiative in the use of their weapons. Under intense fire from Machine Guns and Minnerwerfers, these men worked their way round to the flanks of an enemy Machine Gun nest which was holding up our Infantry and causing many casualties. They suddenly opened fire on the enemy from close range and silenced the gun although their exposed position drew a heavy fire upon them. This operation was carried out without regard to personal danger and, by bravely sticking to their position, they enabled the Infantry to reorganise the line."

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Son of Albert BRIDGLAND and Eliza nee ROGERS

Surname: BRIDGLAND; Given Names: John Lenthall; Date of Birth: 3 September 1893; Date of Enlistment: 30 June 1915; Trade or Calling: Govt Printer; Birth Location: Goodwood; Address prior to enlistment: Goodwood; Photograph sent by: Mrs Bridgland
Source: State Records SA