The AIF Project

John Frear HANDSON

Regimental number6033
Place of birthBurton-on-Stather, England
SchoolCouncil School, Beverley Road, Hull, Yorks, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
AddressQueens Parade, Burwood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr G Handson, Queens Parade, Burwood, Victoria
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was noted for his strict attention to duty and unfailing courage, and was greatly esteemed by his comrades, officers and men alike. Buried at Borre." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 6 June 1918
Place of death or woundingStrayeele
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Bertha HANDSON, Queens parade, Burwood, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.