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John Arthur RALSTON

Regimental number3460
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Leonards, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPortarlington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, John Ralston, Portarlington, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets and compulsory training.
Enlistment date23 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied 5th General Hospital, Rouen, France of meningitis.
FateDied of disease 21 July 1918
Place of death or woundingDied of illness, France
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 5), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice RALSTON, Portarlington, Victoria

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