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John GIRVAN

Regimental number849
Place of birthAnglesea, Wales
SchoolSt Kilda State School, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia10
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation manager
AddressMidland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Girvan, Lion Mill Post Office, Lion Mill, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death42
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialBapaume Australian Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 31), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William and Ann Timms GIRVAN; husband of Alice Maud GIRVAN, of 36 Ross Street, Forest Lodge, New South Wales. Native of Wales

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