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Regimental number137
Place of birthDoncaster, Yorkshire, England
SchoolSt Lawrence Church School, York, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Address24 James Street, York, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinJohn Jaques, 24 James Street, Hull Road, York, England
Enlistment date21 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was troop leader of the first York troop of Baden Powells Scouts. (Father)
FateDied of wounds 22 September 1917
Place of death or woundingRouan, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot III, Row G, Grave No. 3A), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah JAQUES, 24 James Street, Hull Road, York, England
Family/military connectionsHe had 3 other brothers soldiers during the war. 1 was killed in action, 1 was twice severely wounded and obtained the French cross. 1 served with the army of occupation Cologne

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