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John Ernest MAYALL

Regimental number5553
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolChilwell State School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address68 Percy Street, Chilwell, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Mayall, 68 Percy Street, Chilwell, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 8th Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 11
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Discharge date24 October 1919
Other details

War service: mustered as Driver, 12 January 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 28 March 1916.

Admitted to dental hospital, 31 January 1917; rejoined unit, 3 February 1917. Detached to 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 12-16 February 1917.

Transferred to Australian Flying Corps, 9 August 1917; taken on strength, 8th Training Squadron, 26 January 1918. Admitted to hospital (influenza), 11 February 1919; discharged to 1st Wing Headquarters, 19 February 1919. Married Janet MILBURN, Carlisle Registry Office, Cumberland, 20 February 1920.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Zealandic', 3 July 1919. Disembarked in Australia, 23 August 1919; discharged, 24 October 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialMornington Cemetery, Victoria

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