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Regimental number3634
Place of birthWalhalla, Victoria
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn Edith Verran, 144 Margaret Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 33 days in the AIF: discharged for failing riding test.
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date21 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 12 August 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 30 September 1916, and marched in to 8th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1916; admitted to Segregation Camp, Etaples, 6 December 1916; marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, 12 January 1917.

Found guilty, 26 January 1917, of (1) failing to get oput of bed at Reveille; (2) being absent without leave from 5.45 am parade: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to 7th Australian field Ambulance, 24 February 1917 (influenza); transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 February 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 4 March 1917; to England, 21 March 1917 (nephritis), and admitted to 1st London General Hospital, Camberwell, 22 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 21 May 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 5 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Euripides', 21 July 1917; disembarked Fremantle, 15 September 1917; re-embarked on board HT 'Nestor', 20 September 1917; disembarked Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: nephritis), Adelaide, 21 March 1918.

War service: 1 year 322 days (of which 1 year 41 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 October 1931
Age at death38
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERRAN John

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