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Patrick James FLAKELAR

Regimental number7807
Place of birthRosebrook Station, Cooma, New South Wales
SchoolCountegang Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm hand
AddressNumeralla, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, J J Flakelar, Numeralla via Cooma, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1916
Place of enlistmentQueanbeyan, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of disease 9 March 1918
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialSutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (312. D. 2), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James Joseph and Mary Madeline FLAKELAR, Numeralla, Cooma, New South Wales
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 19 December 1917; disembarked Suez, 16 January 1918; re-embarked Pt Said, 24 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 2 February 1918; entrained, 5 February 1918; detrained Cherbourg, 12 February 1918; embarked for England, 12 February 1918; disembarked Southampton, 13 February 1918, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire.

Admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital, 26 February 1918; died, 9 March 1918 (broncho-pneumonia).

Details for next of kin prepared by Lt L. Cullen Ward, 2nd Bn, attached to 1st Training Bn: '... full band of 1st Training Bn preceded the funeral party of 12 men and a number of personal friends of the deceased. A very fine wreath, presented by the comrades of the late Pte Flakelar, was placed on the grave. The deceased soldier was popular with both officers and men in this bn.' Chaplain at the burial: The Rev. E.A. Smith.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FLAKELAR Patrick James

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