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Regimental number215
Place of birthCarlton, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Patrick's (Catholic) College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFitter and turner
Address37 Mills Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Donovan, 37 Orr Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 May 1915
Place of death or woundingWounded at Cape Helliers
Date of death16 May 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 92), Egypt.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Joseph and Mary DONOVAN, Polin Station Coburg, Victoria. Born at Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHe was a member of Coburg Harriers and Melbourne District Football Club.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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