John George TARRANT DCM

TARRANT, John George

Service Number: 689
Enlisted: 22 March 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia, March 1894
Home Town: Wyong, Wyong Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
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World War 1 Service

22 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 689, 20th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 689, 20th Infantry Battalion
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 689, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
8 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 20th Infantry Battalion
2 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 689, 20th Infantry Battalion, Pozières, GSW left hand
2 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 20th Infantry Battalion
15 Nov 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 689, 20th Infantry Battalion, GSW right knee
24 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 20th Infantry Battalion
22 Jun 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 20th Infantry Battalion
22 Mar 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 689, 20th Infantry Battalion
15 Apr 1920: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Mont St Quentin / Peronne, During operations at Mont St. Quentin on 31 August, 1918, he located a strong post which was causing casualties. He immediately worked along an embankment, bombed and charged the strong post single handed putting two machine guns out of action and killing or capturing the crews.

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