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John TRAYNER

Regimental number4237
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolSaint Chailes, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationConfectionery hand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Catherine Trayner, 322 Victoria Street, North Richmond Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Australia Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 October 1916
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row B, Grave No. 36A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
95
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Catherine TRAYNER, 3 Ballantyne Street, Thornbury, Melbourne. Native of Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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