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John Alexander IRVING

Regimental number6
Place of birthEastbourne England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBootmaker and golf instructor
AddressTennyson Road, Yeerongpilly, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Elizabeth Irving, Tennyson Road, Yeerongpilly, Queensland
Enlistment date12 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSGT (Shoemaker)
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 RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Date of death1 August 1960

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