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John Mackay LAYTON

Regimental number1148
Place of birthTatura, Victoria
SchoolTatura State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Thomas R Layton, Hogan, Tatura, Victoria
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1113
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death22.9
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRue-David Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 16), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Annie LAYTON, 42 Hartington Street, Elsternick, Victoria. Native of Tatura, Victoria. Regimental number as 1118
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1224 Pte Richard Goulburn LAYTON, 59th Bn, killed in action, 15 October 1917; 2199 Pte Edward Thomas LAYTON, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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