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John Charles SPRATLEY

Regimental number133
Place of birthSandhurst, Berkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia38
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCycle tire builder
Address29 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Spratley, 29 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceJohn Charles Spratley was a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery and served through the South African War.
Enlistment date26 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name11th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of disease 29 March 1915
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialCairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 191), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
64
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Husband of Mrs. A. SPRATLEY, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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