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Regimental number5630
Place of birthBalaklava South Australia
OccupationFarm hand
AddressEverard, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William Offen, Everard Central, South Australia
Enlistment date13 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 November 1917
Family/military connections2885 Pte John OFFEN, 2nd Light Horse, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 December 1955
Age at death65
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 10, Grave No. 59), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia

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