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John David ASKIN

Regimental number3760
Place of birthDonaaghdd, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressWynnum, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Height5' 3"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Addie Kate Askin, Morea, Bond Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Discharge date2 May 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane on HMAT 'Wandilla', 31 January 1916; volunteered for postal work, Zeitoun, 22 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Aragon' and proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, 13 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 23 June 1916. Transferred toPostal Corps, 7 September 1916; moved out for duty with Postal Service, Perham Downs, 4 April 1917; promoted to ER Corporal, 28 November 1917; promoted to Temporary Sergeant, 8 April 1918; promoted to ER Sergeant, 1 June 1918; moved out on leave, 17 May 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 7 June 1919; detached for duty with Australian Pay Corps, 11 June 1919; detached to 25th Bn, 24 November 1919, and granted indefinite leave, London.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Borda', 9 December 1917; disembarked 2nd Military District, 2 February 1920. Discharged Sydney, 2 May 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ASKIN John David

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