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John Robert KAY

Regimental number1697
Place of birthShropshire Downs, Winton, Queensland
SchoolWinton State and Townsville Grammar School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurveyor
AddressWinton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Kay, Winton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets and Citizen Forces
Enlistment date24 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPassed Sydney Junior University Exam Passed Brisbane Junior 1st year in Queensland
FateDied of wounds 27 March 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death23
Place of burialBapaume Communal Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
105

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