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Regimental number1926
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMrs Lord, Napoleon Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 4"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinSister, N Lillis, Norfolk Hotel Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 20 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollLight Horse Details
FateReturned to Australia 30 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date20 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wiltshire', 30 August 1918; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Adelaide, 20 December 1918.

War service: 3 years 339 days (of which 3 years 167 days were abroad)

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1931
Age at death40
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LILLIS John

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