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Wallace Gordon JEWKES

Regimental number142
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat State School, Victoria
Other trainingAccountancy and Pharmacy
AddressSt Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W M Jewkes, 39 Lock Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Captain Adjutant in Senior Cadets Forces. In charge Instructional Camp at Royal Park 1915-16.
Enlistment date9 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentCSM (WO Class II)
Unit name39th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularResigned above rank and enlisted as private in 39th. Received his commission to Warrant Officer and Lieutenant in England 1916.
FateDied of wounds 10 January 1917
Place of death or woundingHouplines, Armentieres
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHazebrouck Communal Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Wallace Meiklejohn and Jean JEWKES, Military Road, and Raglan Street, Mosman, New South Wales. Native of Ballarat
Family/military connectionsHis only brother was Staff Sergeant in AMC from 1914 to 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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