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John Oswald WADE

Regimental number1782
Place of birthBrownhills, Staffordshire, England
SchoolMunicipal Secondary School, Bolton, Lancs, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationLabourer
AddressNeville Street, Bayswater, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Florence Adelaide Wade Ross, Meadowside, Tonge Bolton, England
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFirst wounded on Gallipoli, second at Pozieres, wounded three more times and died of wounds in France.
FateDied of wounds 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death23
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave 7), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
67
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah Frances WADE.

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