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John William FALCONBRIDGE

Regimental number603
Place of birthHoughton St Giles, Nr Walsingham, Norfolk, England
SchoolEast Barsham Board School, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address143 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs Falconbridge, Hourghton in the Dale, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Territorial Force, England, for 1 year.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 September 1915
Age at death22
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 13), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
46
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915 (gun shot wound, right side, chest); admitted to No. 17 General Hospital, Alexandria, 14 May 1915; transferred to No. 1 General Hospital Heliopolis, 26 May 1915.

Embarked from Alexandria to rejoin Bn at Gallipoli, 3 July 1915; rejoined Bn, 10 July 1915.

Admitted to No. 2 Field Ambulance, 8 August 1915 (sprained ankle); rejoined Bn, 23 August 1915.

Killed in action, 2 September 1915.

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

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