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Regimental number1896
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.6
Height5' 7.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Funnell, Jubilee Terrace, Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialToowong Cemetery (Portion 12, Section 34, Grave No 3/4), Brisbane, Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary FUNNELL. Native of Brisbane
Discharge date25 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 22 July 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 25 October 1917, for onward overland travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: facial paralysis, Brisbane, 25 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 November 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, FUNNELL John

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