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John Aitken ELLEN

Regimental number1817
Place of birthNavarre, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFamr labourer
AddressStawell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Ellen, Doctors Creek via Stawell, Victoria
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 August 1918
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSuzanne Communal Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie ELLEN, Rosevale, Stawell, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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