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John Samson WEARNE

Regimental number2161
Place of birthLadock, Cornwall, England
SchoolLadock Church of England School, England
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressHall Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinFather, John Samson Wearne, Hall Street, Eaglehawk, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death33
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Samson and Rebecca WEARNE.
Family/military connectionsCousin: Private T. Chenworth, who enlisted under an assumed name, and whose name is is Thomas Wearne.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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