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Regimental number5831
Place of birthLeyburn, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBoggabilla via Goondiwindi, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight113 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances Falla, Boggabilla via Goondiwindi, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 June 1916
Place of enlistmentWarwick, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 December 1917
Discharge date22 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, left shoulder: severe).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 20 December 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 22 March 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FALLA John

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