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John Henry East

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    East AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2992 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    ChristchurchCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A E Portlock, Lyttleton Times Office, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 11 July 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2992 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM
      Military Cross - 'During the advance near Le Verguier, on 18th September 1918, he displayed marked gallantry and devotion to duty as battalion intelligence officer. Prior to the attack he supervised, under shell and machine gun fire, the laying of tapes for the battalion front and the assembly of companies in their attack positions. In the attack he was responsible for direction, and despite a heavy fog and belts of uncut wire, he carried through to the battalion's objective. During consolidation on the final objective, he completed a thorough reconnaissance forward, and rendered a valuable report.' - 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129- 20/11/1919 AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) AWMM
      Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917). AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM

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