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John Henry FISHBURN

Regimental number122
Date of birth24 July 1894
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolMacarthur Street State School, Ballarat, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHorse driver
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Brudnell, Bonanza Street, South Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll256
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Discharge date14 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Gassed, Pozieres, France, 24 July 1916; invalided to No. 26 General Hospital, Etaples; recovered and returned to duty, 9 September 1916. Wounded, second occasion.

Arrived back in Australia, 13 February 1919.

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

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