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John Henry ASHER

Regimental number1189
Place of birthHurstville, New South Wales
SchoolBowral Public School, New South Wales
Other trainingSydney Teachers Training College, New South Wales
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressDapto, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maisie Asher, c/o Rainbow, Mittagong, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1917
Place of death or woundingBailleul, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave 208), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Danield and Hannah ASHER; Wife: Maisie H. ASHER. Native of Hurstville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6276 Driver Charles ASHER, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918.
Other details

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

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