John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970)Subject
Sexton, John JosephPublisher
Wyndham City LibrariesDate
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
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