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John Henry SWAIN

Regimental number1760
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolState and Grammar Schools, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAugustus Street, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, James Walter Swain, Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 July 1916
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2 (Plot XXVII, Row A, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Walter and Elizabeth SWAIN, 341 Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: Philip Swain, MM, 30th Battery, 8th FAB.

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