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John Thomas RICE

Regimental number5182
Place of birthMount Perry, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMount Perry, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Rice, Mount Perry, Queensland
Enlistment date18 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 September 1916
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Maria RICE, Mount Perry, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2389 Pte Frederick James RICE, 12th Bn, killed in action, 15 February 1917; 6070 Pte George RICE, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 12 May 1918; 5183 Pte William Henry RICE, 49th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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