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John Edward TAAFFE

Regimental number7547
Place of birthDeolali, Bombay Presidency, India
SchoolChrist's College, Finchley, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNortham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Tierney, Wongan Hills, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death26.2
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block Q, Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 19), Rouen, FRance
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Rose Elizabeth TIERNEY (formerly TAAFFE), 121 Forrest Street, North Perth, Western Australia, and the late John TAAFFE. Native of Bombay, India
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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