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John Henry MADDOCKS

Regimental number4828
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolBox Hill State School, Victoria
Other trainingCentral Business College and Australia Coaching College, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationClerk
Address171 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr E Maddocks, 171 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets, 48th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces..
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 47), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Elizabeth Ann MADDOCKS, 173 Station Street, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916, and reverted to the ranks.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MADDOCKS John Henry

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