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John Rose FRENCH

Regimental number2140
Place of birthSerpentine Creek, Harwood Island, Clarence River, New South Wales
Place of birthSerpentine Creek, Harwood Island, New South Wales
SchoolToongabbie and Thirlmere Public Schools, New South Wales
AddressPalmerston Queen's Road, Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A French, Palmerston Queen's Road, Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingMont St Quentin, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row K, Grave No. 18), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary Ann FRENCH, Waterview Street, Five Dock, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsbrother: Edward Gordon Frnech, killed in action, 6 August 1918.

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