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Regimental number25870
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressStrathblaine, Dover, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M J Scanlon, Strathblaine, Dover, Tasmania
Previous military serviceYes. 3 years Artillery 4 years Tas. Rifle Regt.
Enlistment date3 February 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/39/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret SCANLON
Discharge date3 July 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Barambah', 8 April 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 9 June 1917, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 3 July 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 August 1939
Age at death61
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
SourcesNAA: B2455, SCANLON John

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