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John Classon COURTNEY

Regimental number1006
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolBurwood Public School, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter and turner
AddressAvondale, Victoria Parade, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Courtney, Avondale, Victoria Parade, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 20th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 4 Squadron, B Flight
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Omrah on 17 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateKilled in Action 7 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24.11
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsArras Flying Services Memorial, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard Milliken and Elizabeth COURTNEY
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name entered on Embarkation Roll as Glasson.
SourcesNAA: B2455, COURTNEY John Classon

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