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John Amos PRATT

Regimental number2857
Place of birthQueanbeyan, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o G H Pratt, Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 6"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Malcolm Pratt, Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAlbury, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 January 1919
Discharge date12 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 November 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 29 January 1917.

Found guilty, Sutton Mandeville, 23 February 1917, of disgraceful conduct - urinating against canteen: awarded 2 days' confined to barracks.

Marched in to 9th Training Bn, 6 March 1917.

Found guilty, Durrington Camp, 26 March 1917, of being absent without leave in lying picquet parade when duly ordered to attend there, thus causing another soldier to act in his stead: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment no 2, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant; total forfeiture: 8 days' pay.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 May 1917; joined 3rd Bn, in the field, 10 June 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 March 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 19 March 1918.

Wounded in action, 4 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, arm and face); admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 5 May 1918, and transferred to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, and then to 2nd Australian General Hospital; to England, 13 May 1918, and admitted to No 1 Convalescent Depot; discharged to Rest Camp, 27 May 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 May 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 June 1918.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 27 June 1918 (gun shot wound, face and right arm), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 83rd General Hospital, 29 June 1918; to England, 1 July 1918, and admitted to Suffolk Hospital, Ampton Hall, St Edmunds nr Colchester, 2 July 1918; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 September 1918; discharged on furlough, 26 October 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 9 November 1918.

Admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 1 November 1918 (old wound, arm), while on leave; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 November 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 25 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Morvada', 4 January 1919 (wounded: gun shot wound, right arm); disembarked Melbourne, 20 February 1919, for onward travel by sea to Sydney; discharged, Sydney, 12 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death given on NAA file as 22 August 1940.
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Jno.
Date of death22 June 1940
Age at death50
Place of burialBungendore Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRATT John Amos

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