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John Alexander RAYNER

Regimental number4125
Place of birthTiaro, Queensland
SchoolTiaro State School, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStationmaster
AddressBridge Street, Tiaro, near Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Elizabeth Rayner, Bridge Street, Tiaro, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26-27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgum
Age at death23.4
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXV, Row C, Grave No. 20), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Paretns; Robert and Elizabeth RAYNER, Bridge Street, Tiaro, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousins: 1994 Pte Herbert Claude RAYNER, 47th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917; Quarter Master W. Rayner MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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