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John Albert DAFTER

Regimental number74
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPacker
AddressBarker's Estate, Flower Street, Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 7.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rosina Dafter, Barker's Estate, Flower Street, Nundah, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in theTerritorial Force, England; time expired.
Enlistment date30 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Army Headquarters
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1918
Discharge date3 July 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 5 April 1918 (Nursing Staff); disembarked Sydney, 1 June 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit: cardiac dilitation; neurasthenia), 3 July 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAFTER John Albert

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