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John Alexander SWIFT

Regimental number3899
Place of birthBellevue, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Bellevue, Tasmania
Address87 Priscoe Street, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation45
Next of kinWife, Mrs D C Swift, 87 Priscoe Street, Sandy Bay, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed 25 years in Volunteers, Engineers Corp.
Enlistment date19 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 03-7 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records45
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 1 (Pldot VIII, Row F, Grave No. 26), Beaumont-Hamel, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. SWIFT; husband of Sarah D.C. SWIFT, 87 Prince's Street, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsSon: 1242 Pte Thomas William West SWIFT, 12th Bn, killed in action, 25 April 1915.

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