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John Gilbert McEACHERN

Regimental number3185
Place of birthTumberumba New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressWolseley Park via Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Holden McEachern, Rosewood via Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rosewood Cemetery: Stone '1914-18 War. In thanksgiving for the safe return of Hugh, William, Gordon and John. Sons of John and Elizabeth McEachern.'
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2462 Pte George Ernest McEACHERN, 45th Bn, retutrned to Australia, 9 December 1918; 1944 Corporal Hugh McEACHERN, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919; 3439 Lance Corporal William Holden McEACHERN, 56th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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