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John SCOWN

Regimental number4889
Place of birthChiltern, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCollingwood, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinWife, Mrs Christina Scown, 97 Vere Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Enlistment date19 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 21 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialHem Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 2), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary SCOWN; husband of Christina SCOWN, 97 Vere Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins Charles Scown 6th Batt and Andrew Thomas Scown 6th Divisional Pioneers.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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