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John Thomas MERITON

Regimental number5052
Place of birthSteiglitz, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressArmadale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 2.75"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Annie Meriton, 589 High Street, Armadale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 May 1917
Discharge date30 August 1917
Other details

War service: England

Commenced return to Australia from Plymouth on board HT 'Ayrshire', 23 May 1917; disembarked, Melbourne, 17 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: defective vision), Melbourne, 30 August 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as MERRITON.
Date of death7 August 1942

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