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John Joseph BANNAN

Regimental number1126
Place of birthKerang, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationQuarryman
AddressBerwick Post Office, Berwick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mary Ann Bannan, Berwick Post Office, Berwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 20 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Provost Corps
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Place of death or woundingSyria
Age at death27
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 51), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
185
Other details

War service: Egypt

Taken on strength, Composite Light Horse Regiment, 30 November 1915; rejoined 8th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 18 January 1916; marched out to Serapeum, 26 February 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16 August 1916 (diarrhoea); discharged to duty, 22 August 1916.

Transferred to 3rd Signal Troop, Malha, 11 December 1916; taken on strength and appointed Driver, 18 December 1916.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 14 September 1917 (inflamed stomach); discharged for one week light duty, 5 October 1917; marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 5 October 1917; transferred to 8th Light Horse Regiment, 19 October 1917; transferred to 3rd Signal Troop, 20 October 1917.

Transferred to Australian Provost Corps, 24 March 1918; marched out to Desert Mounted Corps Rest Camp, Post Said, 2 April 1918; marched out to Cairo, 11 June 1918.

Admitted to 31st General Hospital, Abbassia, 15 August 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); dicharged to duty, 29 August 1918; rejoined Australian Provost Corps, 29 August 1918; marched into Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters, 10 September 1918.

Admitted to English Hospital, Damascus, 13 October 1918; died of disease, Damascus, Syria, 16 October 1918 (malaria).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BANNAN John Joseph

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