|Place of birth||Mansfield, Victoria|
|True Name||MELANO, John Henry|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/o Mrs J A Anthony, Craigie Street, Yea, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Mrs J Malone, Mansfield, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Oaklands, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 4 June 1915.
Admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, 10 August 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Mudros; to England, 14 August 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 23 August 1915.
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Debited 3/- for loss of kit, 7 June 1916.
Taken on strength, 12th Bn, France, 4 August 1916.
Wounded in action, 26 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left leg). and admitted to 44th Casualty Clearing Station; to 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, 27 August 1916; to England, 28 August 1916, and admitted to Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, 29 August 1916 (wound: severe); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 15 November 1916.
By sworn declaration assumed true name of John Henry MELANO.
Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 10 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 May 1917.
War service: 2 years 132 days (of which 2 years 10 days were abroad)Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MALONE John|