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John James DWYER

Regimental number1644
Place of birthLake Cargelligo, New South Wales
SchoolPrivate school and tuition at home
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationNavvy
AddressCentral Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Timothy Dwyer, Wyalong PO, Wyalong, New South Wales
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death23
Place of burialSt Sever Cemetery Extension (Block R, Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 8), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Wyalong Roll of Honour. Parents: Philip Timothy and Julie Esther DWYER, Main Street, Central Wyalong, New South Wales. Native of Booribil Station, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Pt Said, Egypt, 16 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Detached to Lewis Gun School of Instruction, 23 November 1916; rejoined 56th Bn, 4 December 1916.

Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 February 1917 (septic sores, leg and body; scabies); transferred to 1st Anzac Scabies Hospital, 16 February 1917; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 17 February 1917; rejoined unit, 19 March 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 2 December 1917.

Wounded in action, 1 September 1918; admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance (shell wound head; fractured skull); transferred to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 2 September 1918; died of wounds, 22 September 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal