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John William DUTY

Regimental number2322
Place of birthLilydale, Victoria
SchoolRoman Catholic School, Brownhill, Kalgoorlie, WA
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTammin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 3.5"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Duty, Tammin, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 May 1916
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Densi David and Mary DUTY, Tammin, Western Australia. Born at Lilydale, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 October 116; disembarked Plymouth, England, 12 December 1916; marched into 11th Training Bn, 13 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 4 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 6 February 1917; taken on strength of 44th Bn, in the field, 8 February 1917.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Buried by members of his company, 600 yards' south east of Hamel, no date stated.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUTY John William

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