John Radcliffe BUTTERWORTH MM

BUTTERWORTH, John Radcliffe

Service Numbers: 1040, S76905
Enlisted: 2 October 1914, Place of enlistment - Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th (NSW) Battalion VDC
Born: Balaklava, South Australia, 18 June 1892
Home Town: Gilberton, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: St Peters College, Hackney
Occupation: Clerk
Died: 31 August 1954, aged 62 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board, North Adelaide Christ Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1040, Place of enlistment - Morphettville, South Australia
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1040, 4th Field Ambulance, Embarked on HMAT 'A35' Berrima from Melbourne on 22nd December 1914, disembarking Egypt.
1 Feb 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 4th Field Ambulance
12 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1040, 4th Field Ambulance, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
1 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1040, 4th Field Ambulance, Embarked from Alexandria, Egypt on 1st June 1916, disembarking Marseilles, France to join British Expeditionary Force.
12 Dec 1917: Honoured Military Medal, Polygon Wood, Corporal (Lance Sergeant) John Radcliffe BUTTERWORTH
'During the operations to the east of YPRES on 28th/29th September, 1917, this N.C.O. was in charge of supplies to all the advanced posts. He worked day and night during this period, himself visiting the posts to see that there were no shortages. On one occasion when the track from BIRR CROSS Roads to BELLEWARDE RIDGE was being heavily shelled, he went up with supplies which had been urgently called for, entirely disregarding the great risk he ran in doing so. His devotion to duty throughout was beyond praise.'
24 Mar 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, 4th Field Ambulance, On 24th March 1918 was promoted to Temporary Sergeant and then on 15th April 1918 was promoted again to Quarter Master Sergeant. Reverted back to rank of Lance Sergeant on the 4th July 1918.
13 Oct 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1040, 4th Field Ambulance, Embarked for return to Australia on Port Lyttleton from England on 13th October 1918, disembarking Adelaide on 25th December 1918.
23 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lance Sergeant, SN 1040, 4th Field Ambulance

World War 2 Service

30 Apr 1942: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SN S76905, 10th (NSW) Battalion VDC
30 Apr 1942: Enlisted Lance Sergeant, SN S76905, Volunteer Defence Corps (SA), Balaklava, South Australia
30 Apr 1942: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SN S76905, 10th (NSW) Battalion VDC
1 May 1942: Involvement Lance Sergeant, SN S76905, 10th (SA) Battalion VDC, Homeland Defence - Militia and non deployed forces
12 Oct 1945: Discharged Lance Sergeant, SN S76905, 10th (SA) Battalion VDC
12 Oct 1945: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Sergeant, SN S76905, 10th (NSW) Battalion VDC

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