Wyndham History

John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

John Joseph Sexton

Birth Date

Birthplace

Service Number

21966

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mr Daniel Sexton
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

Blackshaws Road,
Newport, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Biographical Text

No.21966  John Joseph Sexton
War Service

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.

Post War
John Joseph Sexton died on 5 July 1979 and is buried in the 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

Medals and Entitlements

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“John Joseph Sexton (1895-1970),” Wyndham History, accessed December 1, 2021, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2484.

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