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John Patterson BANNISTER

Regimental number19
Place of birthCharleville Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarakula, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John Thomas Bannister, Mitchell, Queensland
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery, (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 37), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas John and Elizabeth Bannister. Born at Charleville, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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