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Regimental number690
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolRoscommon Street Council School, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia23
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5"
Weight137 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Toole, 3 Mount Joy Street, Liverpool, England
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 1st ('now 5th') King's Liverpool Regiment, Territorial Force; resigned.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Henry and Martha TOOLE, 3 Mountjoy Street, Everton, Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 25-30 April 1915 (gun shot wound, arm); admitted to Valetta Hospital, Mal;ta, 4 May 1915. embarked for Egypt, 26 July 1915; rejoined unit, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 10 October 1915; promoted Corporal, 28 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 28 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred 54th Bn, 14 February 1915; joined 54th Bn, Tele el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19-20 July 1916.

Note on file: 'austr. Sold. Toole, J. Nr. 690 ... am 19.7.16. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Red Cross File No 2760809: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4.11.16. Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 11.5.17.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOOLE John
Red Cross file 2760809

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