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John William GAVIN

Regimental number1385
Place of birthPeterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
SchoolTornaveen Public School, By Torphins, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngine-cleaner
AddressTorphins, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.25"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Garin, Torphins, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australkia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1916
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 73), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
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Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 28 December 1915.

Reported missing, Canal Zone, 9 August 1916.

Now, 31 August 1916, confirmed killed in action, 9 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GAVIN John William

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