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Regimental number590
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
Addressc/o Mrs Vize, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 7.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Bolton, c/o Mrs Vize, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D sailed on two ships, HMAT A62 Wandilla, 9th November 1915 from Melbourne, and HMAT A41 Bakara, 5 November 1915, from Melbourne. It is not possible to tell from the Embarkation Roll on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Discharge date11 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken prisoner of war, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 23 September 1918; discharged (medically unfit: traumatic neurasthenia), Melbourne, 11 December 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as c/o Mrs Vighe.
Date of death13 April 1961
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BOLTON John

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