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Jack Cummings CAPERN

Regimental number432
Place of birthWatson's Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolState School, Maryborough, Queensland
AddressMoorooka via Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E V Capern, Rosewood, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll432C
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas employed by the Wide Bay and Burnett News, Maryborough, and subsequently by the Brisbane Newspaper Company. (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of burialCerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B,Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cummings Air Capern and Lizzie CAPERN, Rosewood, Queensland. Born at Watson's Bay, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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