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John Richard PRENTICE

Regimental number785
Place of birthRocklea, Queensland
SchoolPrimary School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHarrisville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rosena L Prentice, Harrisville, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 2 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of dysentery, Port Said.
FateDied of disease 1 October 1915
Place of death or woundingPort Said, Egypt
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPort Said War Memorial (Row K, Grave No. 23), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
8
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Rosena Fanny Lewis PRENTICE, Harisville, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 291 Corporal George Norman PRENTICE MM, 12th Machine Gun Company, died of wounds, 19 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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