John Thomas O'BREE MM

O'BREE, John Thomas

Service Numbers: 6865, 6865A, V13666
Enlisted: 4 July 1916, Melbourne, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Garrison Battalion
Born: Wood Wood, Victoria, Australia, 6 August 1895
Home Town: Piangil, Swan Hill, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1977, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

4 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6865, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Vic.
21 Nov 1917: Involvement Private, SN 6865A, 22nd Infantry Battalion
21 Nov 1917: Embarked Private, SN 6865A, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
4 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6865, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Le Hamel - Blueprint for Victory
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6865, 22nd Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
1 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6865, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne
5 Oct 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6865, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Montbrehain
3 Jul 1919: Honoured Military Medal, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack at Estees, East of Peronne, on October 4, 1918.
27 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6865, 22nd Infantry Battalion, RTA 24 July 1919 for discharge.

World War 2 Service

23 Apr 1941: Enlisted Australian Army, SN V13666, 9th Garrison Battalion, Private - Enlisted at Royal Park, Vic.
18 Jan 1945: Discharged Australian Army, SN V13666, Private, Central Ordnance Depot, Melbourne, Vic.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

MILITARY MEDAL

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack at Estees, East of Peronne, on October 4, 1918. "After the attack many of our wounded were lying helpless in advanced positions under heavy and concentrated shell fire and machine gun fire. This stretcher bearer worked without resting for over 24 hours carrying stretcher cases over this danger zone, and exhibiting splendid courage and endurance. It was largely due to his self-sacrificing work that many wounded men were saved from being killed where they lay. He set a splendid standard of conscientiousness and sterling work."

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