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John KERSHAW

Regimental number748
Place of birthIreland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address45 Davis Street, East Kew, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Hall Kershaw, Oakbrook near Derby, England
Enlistment date15 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name37th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll747
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateKilled in Action 12 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 14), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
128
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Sarah Hall KERSHAW, Ockbrook, Derby, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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