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Regimental number1610
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
OccupationFarm hand
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 10.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Bannatyne, Malborough Gardens, Cathcart, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Territorial Force, Scotland.
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Australian Dermatological Hospital
FateDischarged 16 August 1919
Discharge date16 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Admitted to No 2 australian General Hospital, Ghezireh, 18 January 1916 (dental deficiency); transferred to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 2 February 1916; taken on strength, D Company, 8th Training Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Rejoined 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 4 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

On Command, School of Instruction, Morbecque, 6 July 1916.

Wounded in action (date not recorded); transferred to England, and admitted to Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent, 22 July 1916 (gun shot wound left and right foot); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 11 January 1917; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 16 January 1917.

Found guilty, 6 February 1917, of being absent without leave from 3 pm, 2 February, to 2 pm, 3 February 1917: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks, and forfeited 2 days' pay.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, from Wareham, 15 March 1917.

Classified B2A, 1 March 1917.

Attached for duty, 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 23 July 1917.

Found guilty, 16 November 1917, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he was out of bed after lights out: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Marched out to No 2 Camp, Parkhouse, 17 January 1919.

Promoted Temporary Sergeant, 14 February 1919.

Discharged from the AIF being medically unfit, London, 16 August 1919.

War service: 3 years 342 days (of which 3 years 272 days were abroad)

Subsequently returned to Australia (with wife and child) on board HT 'Ormonde'; embarked 24 December 1921.

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

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death31 March 1928
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANNATYNE John Burdon

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