Regimental number1736
Place of birthMansfield, Victoria
True NameMELANO, John Henry
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Mrs J A Anthony, Craigie Street, Yea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8.75"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMrs J Malone, Mansfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 1 April 1915
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Discharge date29 May 1917
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, MALONE John