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John Leopold READE

Regimental number7560
Place of birthMoonee Ponds, Victoria
SchoolMentone College, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressEast St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Reade Deva, Hotham Street, East St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets and Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date18 June 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 22 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialCaestre Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie READE, 61 Hotham Street, East St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Graham Paul Reade, killed in action 13 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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