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John Edward ROONAN

Regimental number1725
Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
Other NamesRoonan, John E
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressIrvinebank via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ivy Agnes Roonan, c/o Mrs J Roonan, Irvinebank via Cairns, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 November 1915
Place of enlistmentCairns, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1725A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Date of death12 November 1921
Place of burialWaterfall Cemetery, NSW
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date22 August 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Miltiades', 4 May 1917; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 22 August 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 November 1921
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROONAN John Edward

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