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Wesley Clarence JOLLY

Regimental number4231
Place of birthSebastopol, Victoria
SchoolRidan State School, No 1289, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTimber worker
AddressVerdon Street, Sebastopol, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Jolly, Verdon Street, Sebastopol, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row L, Grave No. 78), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis George and Elizabeth Jane JOLLY, Verdon Street, Sebastopol, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2033 Pte Albert Thomas JOLLY, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 April 1919; 716 Pte George Hector JOLLY, 31st Bn, returned to Australia, 22 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 14th Bn from 13th Reinforcements, Tel el Kebir, 4 March 1916.

Transferred to 31st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 18 May 1916; taken on strength of 31st Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Killed in action, 21 July 1916.

Buried Eaton Hall Military Cemetery, Croix Blanche, by Reverend G. Cranston, no date recorded.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, JOLLY Wesley Clarence

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