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John Patrick FALLS

Regimental number7974
Place of birthAntrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressFly Brook via Pemberton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss S Falls, Nonning Station, Port Augusta, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1917
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board SS Canberra on 23 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Discharge date16 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 24 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 21 December 1917; embarked Port Said, 9 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 20 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 30 January 1918; marched in to 13th Training Bn, 31 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 May 1918; taken on strength, 16th Bn, in the field, 19 May 1918.

Appointed Temporary Driver, 1 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 19 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 3 April 1919.

Marched out to United Kingdom, 9 May 1919.

Granted leave, with pay only, for Non-Military Employment, 25 June to 25 September 1919: farming [to study flax industry], attending H.W. Mcwhirter, Rossclare, Co Antrim, Ireland.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 16 November 1919; discharged, Perth, 16 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 30/9/24'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FALLS John Patrick

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