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John DURKIN

Regimental number73
Place of birthDalziel Scotland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSlater
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Peter Durkin, Newry, Ireland
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship an individual in the Headquarters embarked. Two ships left Melbourne carrying men from the 31st Battalion: HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row S, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Margaret DURKIN, husband of Lily DURKIN, 35 Front Ellers, Ulverston, Lancs, England. Cornet Bandsman, No. 1 Australian Band. Born aat Motherwell, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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