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John David IRWIN

Regimental number4321
Place of birthStrathbogie, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRoma, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25.4
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Lucy May Irwin, Phillip Street, Roma, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1916
Place of enlistmentRoma, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Congratulatory Card

Recommendation date: 1 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of illness in Fremantle
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Age at death28.3
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery (Portion Church of England, Plot AA, Grave No. 1630), Western Australia
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: A and L IRWIN. Native of Strathbogie, Emmaville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3841 Pte Thomas Henry IRWIN, 25th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; died of tubercular peritonitis, 4 May 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, IRWIN John David

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