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John Edgar GWYNNE

Regimental number4186
Place of birthBirkenhead, Cheshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSailor
Address10 George Street, off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 7"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E.F. Gwynne, 10 George Street off Halifax Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service2nd Class Petty Officer, Royal Navy (14 years service); 1st Class Petty Officer, Australian Navy Expeditionary Force (8 months service)
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary GWYNNE
Discharge date13 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Marched out of 3rd Training Bn, Zeitoun, 29 February 1916; taken on strength of 50th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 29 February 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Serapeum, 14 April 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 4th Division Pioneer Bn, 16 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 4 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 2 July 1916, and admitted to No 6 Field Ambulance the same day (shrapnel wound, right arm); transferred to No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 July 1916; to No 1 Ambulance Train, 3 July 1917; to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, 3 July 1916 (shrapnel wound, right wrist and right radius); to England, 3 July 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 4 September 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1916; discharged Adelaide (medically unfit), 13 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death2 September 1936
Age at death55
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, GWYNNE John Edgar

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