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James Phillip AHERN

Regimental number2576
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressAldgate, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Ahern, Aldgate, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1918
Date of death11 August 1918
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Special Memorial 8), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2577 Private John Joseph AHERN, 10th Battalion, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, AHERN James Phillip

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