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John BONE

Regimental number2125
Place of birthNhill, Victoria
SchoolWoorak West State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, P T Bone, Woorak W, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Enlisted July 1915; sailed September 1915; arrived in Egypt, October 1915. Left for France, early 1916; fought at Pozieres and on the Somme. Wounded, November 1916, and hospitalised in England for 5 months. Returned to France, May 1917.

FateKilled in Action 9 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death9 October 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialPasschendaele New British Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row A, Grave No. 17), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Nhill Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Peter (d. 21 July 1922, aged 73; bu. Nhill Cemetery) and Helen (d. 30 August 1924, aged 59; bu. Nhill Cemetery) BONE; husband of Effie C. BONE, Lake Hindmarsh, Victoria. Born at Woorak, West Nhill
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieutenant G BONE, MM.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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