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John Patrick MEAGHER

Regimental number2332
Place of birthEdi, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressMoyhu, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Hannan, Moyhu, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row E, Grave No. 7), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1252 Sergeant William Joseph MEAGHER, 7th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 24 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Melbourne, 20 October 1916; disembarked Sierra Leone, West Africa, 4 December 1916; re-embarked on board 'Benalla', 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 September 1917; taken on strength, 39th Bn, 20 September 1917.

Repored missing in action, 4 October 1917; fate confirmed as 'killed in action' by Court of Inquiry, 4 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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