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John William Yaxley STRATTON

Regimental number3694
Place of birthUlverstone, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMiss Ida Stratton sister, Fulton Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinFather, Joseph Stratton, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot IX, Row C, Grave No. 19A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Mary STRATTON, Fulton Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2079 Lance Corporal Elijah YAXLEY DCM, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 4 May 1917; 2836 Pte James Keith YAXLEY, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 28 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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