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John AYRE

Regimental number14
Place of birthWest Tamworth, New South Wales
SchoolWest Tamworth Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway shunter
Address22 Johns Street, Tighe's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Harry Ayre, Denne Street, West Tamworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled accidentally 1 June 1917
Age at death23
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave 4), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Sarah AYRE. Native of West Tamworth, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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