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John Frater CHRISTMAS

Regimental number852
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrician
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Ann Christmas, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNo
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 30 August 1916
Place of death or woundingDelville Wood, Somme, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialNetley military Cemetery (Row C.E. Grave No. 1843), Hound, Hampshire.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Rothwell and Jane Ann CHRISTMAS, Launceston, Tasmania

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