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John William GEALE

Regimental number5092
Place of birthHandewood, Victoria
SchoolMeeniyan State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressSmithton, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr W Geale, Smithton, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 October 1916
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialChester Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 13), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Charlotte GEALE, Smithton, Tasmania. Native of Hazlewood, Gippsland, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1692 Pte Ernest George GEALE, 5th Division Artillery, returned to Australia, 12 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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