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John Farthing GROVES

Regimental number3761
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressBooleroo Centre, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M Cowan, Laura, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1916
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 34, Grave No. 3), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on District of Laura Roll of Honor: 'For King & Empire'(now located in Rocky River Historic & Art Society).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 22 January 1916 (mumps); discharged, 7 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 April 1916.

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, in the field, 26 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 25 July 1916 (gun shot wound, left knee, thigh and arm), and admitted to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen.

Died of wounds, 14 August 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GROVES John Farthing

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