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John HUSSEY

Regimental number1947
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Marys Catholic School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, M Hussey, Skipton, Victoria
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1671
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death10 August 1918
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
53
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Elizabeth HUSSEY
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2670 Pte Bernard HUSSEY, 1st Australian Division Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 31 May 1919; 2943 Pte George HUSSEY, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 26 July 1919; 2664 Pte Charles HUSSEY, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; 2665 Pte Leonard HUSSEY, 1st Australian Division Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 31 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

GWF

Re-embarked, Melbourne, 28 July 1916, on board HMAT A32 'Themistocles', as 1671 Private, 8th Bn, 19th Reinforcement.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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