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John Francis TONKIN

Regimental number2260
Place of birthLanivet England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressBoyup Brook, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Mr Thomas Henry Rowe Tonkin, Trelliggan Lanivett, Bodmin, Cornwall, England
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 June 1918
Date of death27 February 1955
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery

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