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John Wrigglesworth GEARING

Regimental number2678
Place of birthMaryborough, Victoria
SchoolState School, Bairnsdale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressWest Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, James Gearing, 8 Hanover Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2678A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialWimereux Communal Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eleanor GEARING, 8 Hanover Street, Brunswick, Victoria/ Native of Maryborough, Victoria

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