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John Gordon CRAPPER

Regimental number2606
Place of birthTandara Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
Other trainingNil
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTandarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, John Crapper, Tandarra, Victoria
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Capetown on his way home; severely wounded at Bullecourt
FateDied of disease 2 May 1918
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialPlumstead Cemetery (Plot BI, Row UO, Grave No. 26), Cape Town, South Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ann CRAPPER, Tandara, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3269 Pte Charles Alfred CRAPPER, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 December 1918; 5063 Pte Arthur Leslie CRAPPER, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; Uncle: 969 Sergeant Charless CRAPPER, 14th Bn, died of disease, 27 September 1915.

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