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John READ

Regimental number3423
Place of birthTyne Dock, South Shields, England
SchoolBoarding School, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElevator attendant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, C D Read, 292 Stanhope Road, South Shields, Durham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Age at death22
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

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

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