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John Patrick SPEERS

Regimental number3510
Place of birthGlen Wills, Victoria
Place of birthOmeo, Victoria
SchoolSouth Melbourne Orphanage, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address112 Bendigo Street, Prahran, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alfreda Speers, Wigney, 368 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 April 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres Belgium
Age at death19.4
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialOxford Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 6), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Maria SPEERS; husband of Alfreda SPEERS, Warburton, Victoria. Native of Glen Wills, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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