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John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970)

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“John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970),” Wyndham History, accessed October 20, 2018, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2484.
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Title

John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970)

Subject

Sexton, John Joseph

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1916

Contributor

Sandra King

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

No. 21966  John Joseph Sexton

John Joseph Sexton, embarked from Melbourne on 20 May 1916, on board HMAT A2 Medic as part of the Howitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107. 

He was injured in March 1917 at Messines.  During a heavy enemy shell burst, the team of horses John was leading were killed and he was blown out of the saddle. His initial injury was a scalp wound but, three months later, he was diagnosed with shell shock. 

Following treatment in England, John was returned to Australia – arriving per A35 Berrima on 30 December 1917. 

He was discharged, medically unfit on 1 February 1918 and was awarded a pension of 31 shillings per fortnight.

John Joseph Sexton is remembered on a plaque in the Victorian Garden of Remembrance in Springvale Cemetery.

Medals and Entitlements:
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Bibliography

A.I.F. Project - www.aif.adfa.edu.au

Australian War Memorial – awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia – naa.gov.au

Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - www.bdm.vic.gov.au

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