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John Alexander MEILING

Regimental number1087
Place of birthLongreach Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSouth Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, James Meiling, Short Street off Ipswich Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date20 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 October 1917
Place of burialWhite House Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 5), St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2168 Pte Rasmus Frederick MEILING, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 October 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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