Royal John George (Jack) MYREN MM

Badge Number: S2949, Sub Branch: Meningie

MYREN, Royal John George

Service Number: 150
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Meningie, South Australia, 5 August 1889
Home Town: Meningie, The Coorong, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural causes, Meningie, South Australia, 17 May 1975, aged 85 years
Cemetery: Meningie Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 150, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Morphettville, South Australia
12 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 150, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 150, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Armadale, Melbourne
5 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 9th Light Horse Regiment
2 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 9th Light Horse Regiment
19 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 9th Light Horse Regiment
28 Jul 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Citation reads:- Military Medal On 24th June while in charge of a patrol reconnoitring towards the WADI IMLIEH showed great dash and gallantry in obtaining necessary information reference the enemy's dispositions A body of about 400 Infantry having advanced from their main positions were working up from the WADI IMLIEH towards the Patrol Post at point 300 with the apparent intention of delivering a surprise attack. Also on 4th July, 1917 while in charge of advance patrol covering a special officers reconnaissance of the country South West of BEERSHEEBA, again showed great skill and energy in clearing the sector of numerous enemy patrols enabling the reconnaissance party to gain important information. Source: Commonwealth Gazette No. 19 Date: 14 February 1918
14 Oct 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Transferred from 9th Light Horse Regiment
10 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 150, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Kathleen Bambridge

General Birdwood awarded his Military Medal on the 6 March 1920 in Adelaide.

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Adam John Myren and Hannah Myren nee Wilks of Meningie, SA.

Brother of Florel Margaret Mary Myren, Cordilla Dora Myren, Allen James William Myren, Tresa  Maary Alice Myren, Hector Joseph Myren and Beatrice Martha Jane Myren

On 26 April 1930 Royal married Florence Jean Long in the Catholic Prebytery, Parkside, SA

Recommended for Mention in Despatches but awarded the Military Medal

Returned to Australia on 10 August 1919 on board HT Oxfordshire

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