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John Joseph BUTTON

Regimental number1785
Place of birthPerth, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Perth, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressPerth, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Button, Perth, Tasmania
Enlistment date12 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
172
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Kate BUTTON, Perth, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother (?): 132 Corporal James BUTTON, 40th Bn, killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 13 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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