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John Nicholas KEARNEY

Regimental number621
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolSt Monica's (Catholic) School, Footscray, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Address50 Charles Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Joseph P Kearney, Warragul, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in 'F' Company, 66th Infantry, Footscray, Victoria.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 May 1915
Place of death or woundingCape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death8 May 1915
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsHelles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
50
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Joseph and Ellen KEARNEY. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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