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John Vincent SPILLANE

Regimental number239
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMechanic
Addressc/o Mrs E S O'Sullivan, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 4.25"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, Patrick Terrence Spillane, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date7 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 September 1974

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