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John William RICE

Regimental number3794
Place of birthKumara, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationManaging director
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Rice, Chelford House, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceYes Guards 6 months Vol 1898 New Zealand
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Date of death8 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialBrighton Cemetery, Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Accidental death, fell down stairway at Paragon Hotel, died at Sydney hospital. Husband of Mrs Elsie RICE, New Zealand. Native of New Zealand. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 March 1919; died before discharge, Sydney.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICE John William

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