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John Matheson HELLMRICH

Regimental number4528
Place of birthRidge Hill, Western Australia
SchoolMidland Public School
OccupationCoach builder
AddressMidland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr J M Hellmrich, Chatham Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed with the Engineers, Western Australia
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Three members from his home all enlisted in 1915. The deceased, his Father and Brother-in-law. Not a bad record for one family. Wounded at Pozi?res and killed at Bullecourt." Details from Father.
FateDied of wounds 4 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, row J, Grave No. 7), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Hester HELLMRICH, Bayley Street, West Midland, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsHe had three mates who travelled to school together for years, and they all gave their lives: I.Q. Bacon (wounded three times when killed) H. Jones J. Fanant
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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