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John Benjamin JOHNS

Regimental number1570
Place of birthBallarat Victoria
SchoolBallarat State School, Victoria
Other trainingServed 3 years with the 5th A.I.F. Infantry Regiments Albert Park, Melbourne, leaving as Corporal about 1911)
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maria L Johns, 46 Hay Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 22 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death1 August 1915
Place of burialShell Green Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 37), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John B. and Marie Louise JOHNS, 130 Suburban Road, South Perth. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connections7 cousins went from Adelaide to the war. One was killed.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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