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John Hutchinson BAYER

Regimental number1336
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
SchoolWarrnambool College, Victoria
OccupationMotor driver
Address15th Avenue, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eleanor Bayer, 15th Avenue, Windsor, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSt Kilda, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled by shrapnel.
FateDied of wounds 9 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBeach Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 35), Anzac, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ludwig Eberhardt and Elanor BAYER, 28 Westbury Street, St. Kilda East, Victoria, Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Henry Louis BAYER, 1st Machine Gun Company; subsequently 4th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps; left Australia with the first contingent in 1914; returned and was discharged, 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 8 April 1915; wounded in action, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915; admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 9 May 1915 (gun shot wound, head); died of wounds, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BAYER John Hutchinson

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