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Edward JOHN

Regimental number677
Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolFremantle Boys' Central School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMelbourne GPO, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth John, 112 Hampton Road, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceRANB Fremantle Aust Engineers AIF, Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/11/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHeld 3rd class Stationary Engine Driver Certificate gained when 19 years of age. Gain Lieutenants certificate officers training college Candahar Barracks, Teaworth, England
FateDied of disease 24 November 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Max and Elizabeth JOHN, Welland Avenue, Welland, South Australia. Native of Fremantle, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsThomas Fry, cousin, killed in action France (Devils Corner); Douglas Adams, cousin, killed in action Gallipoli.

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