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John Douglas GRESHAM

Regimental number985
Place of birthHull England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressCliff Lane, Hornsea, Yorkshire, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Hutchinson Gresham, Cliff Lane, Hornsea, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateDied of disease 22 November 1915
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemtery (Row C, Grave No. 140), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
113
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Ethel GRESHAM, Barton House, Sutton-on-Hull, Yorks, England

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