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John Alexander CHRYSTAL

Regimental number3485
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolHigh School, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia26
Address12 Woodrow Road, Pollock, Shields, Glasgow, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Chrystal, 12 Woodrow Road, Pollock, Shields, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNo
Enlistment date31 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burial"Y" Farm Military Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 35), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza Hall CHRYSTAL, 148 Hill Street, Garnett Hill, Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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