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John Henry ILK

Regimental number3662
Place of birthChataworth, Clarence River, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Grafton, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrafton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ilk, c/o Mrs Drinkwater, Pound Street, Grafton, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"The deceased soldier was my only son and made up his mind to enlist immediately war broke out, but owing to the fact that I had recently been left a widow and was in poor helath he deferred enlisting till a later date." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 23 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Place of burialLongprs-let-Corps Saints British Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and mary Ann ILK, Thrue Street, Grafton, New South Wales. Native of Clarence River, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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