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John Fredrik Myhre - Marinens skytter nr.1381
Bilde 1 av 3
Registernummer under krigen: London 44570, NY 32199.
Tjenestegjorde fra 18. juni 1940 til 25. juli 1943 i Den australske Arme.
Tjenestegjorde som skytter 16. august 1943 til 15. mai 1945 for Den norske marine.
Australsk statsborger etter krigen.
Nortrashipflåtens Skyttere 1941 til 1946:
Marinens skytter nr. 1381
Utdannet til skytter i Dumbarton, Skottland. Etter endt utdannelse gjorde han tjeneste på følgende norske handelsskip:
M/S VITO fra 19.8.1943 til 14.4.1944
M/S TIGRE fra 9.5.1944 til 31.1.1945.
M/T PEIK fra 15.3.1945 til 17.5.1945
M/T PETTER fra 24.7.1945 til 23.2.1946.
Mønstret av i Napoli og ble dimittert i Bergen den 15.mai 1946.
Innehaver av Deltakermedaljen.
Australian Government, Department of Veterans' Affairs:
Service: Australian Army. Date of enlistment: 18th June 1941. Locality/Place of enlistment: Geraldton, WA.
Next of kin: Elsa Myhre. Date of discharge: 10th September 1943. Posting at discharge: 2/16 Battalion. WW2 Honours and Gallantry: Military Medal (and Australia Service Medal 1939-1945).
In October 1942, Myhre [WX14367] was recommended for receiving the Military Medal. At the time, he served in the 21. Australian Infantry (Brigade), 7. Australian (Division), in the New Guinea Force (Corps).
Action for which commended (Army Form):
"For conspicuous gallantry and bravery in the face of enemy action whilst succouring and saving his wounded comrades Pte. Myhre J.F. is recommended for an immediate award of the Military Medal.
This soldier who was acting as a Strecher bearer to "B"Coy during the whole of the time he was in action, revealed a fearless disregard of his own personal safety, both in attending to the wounded and in bringing them back to safety."
His actions at Pine Lodge Ridge Village on 29th and 30th Aug were particularly meritorious. Here numerous casualties were inflicted on both "A"&"B"Coys. Despite the fact that men were being killed and wounded all around, he calmly continued attending to a wounded soldier in spite of the fact that his own rifle was shattered to smithereens during this particular action. After completing the bandaging of his patient, he calmly continued attending to the various casualties and on completion of the same brought his wounded mate back to safety. In his action alone he was responsible for saving at least six lives.
Throughout the subsequent actions he displayed the same fearless care for the wounded until he was forced to be evacuated through sickness and exhaustion.
(Sgd.) A.E.Caro Lt.Col.
C.O. 2/16 Aust.Inf.Bn."
Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. 271 dated 23th December 1943:
"His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the award Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in the South-West Pacific Area to the undermentioned:
WX14367 Pte MYHRE J.F."
Nortrashipflåtens Skyttere 1941 til 1946
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