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John Alexander LAW

Regimental number2835
Place of birthLawrence, New South Wales
SchoolMaclean Public School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBaker
AddressMaclean, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Law, Maclean, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death41
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 8), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary LAW, Maclean, New South Wales. Native of Lawrence, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsA brother-in-law and several cousins served in the war of whom seven died.

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