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John ROOK

Regimental number1293
Place of birthNorth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJoiner
Address176 Errol Street, North Melbourne,Vic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.7
Height5' 10.25"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Rook, 'Harrington', 176 Errol Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; 3 years in the 34th Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1920
Discharge date14 June 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Mantua', 8 October 1920; discharged (medically unfit: accidental injury: perforated wound of right eye, severe), Melbourne, 30 June 1917.

Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectky entered on Embarkation Roll as ROCK.
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROOK John

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