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John MERTON

Regimental number1770
Place of birthBraidwood New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWindmill erector
Address123 Station Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Merton, 123 Station Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 17 March 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 September 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in St Stephen's Anglican Church, Major's Creek, New South Wales. Roll of Intercession in the church reads: 'The Prayers of Parishioners are asked for the following Soldiers who are serving their God, King, and Country in the World War against Germany's Aggression, Tyranny, and Frightfulness.'
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5136 PteThomas David MERTON, 33rd Bn, died of wounds, 17 October 1917.
Date of death2 February 1929

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