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John Joseph DEACON

Regimental number6789
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWest Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFriend, Andrew Dooley, Hillsborough, West Maitland, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 16 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 May 1918
Place of burialFranvillers Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
82
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. West Maitland, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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