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John James Malvern SINCLAIR

Regimental number7609
Place of birthDumbarton, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMachinist
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 3.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Kate Sinclair, Thurston Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceYes Naval Reserves 18 mths.
Enlistment date14 July 1916
Place of enlistmentLongreahc, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Regimental number from Nominal Roll7669
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Discharge date1 December 1917
Other details

War Service: Western Front Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal. Served at 11 Depot Battalion on enlistment; transferred to 42nd Depot Battalion 5 December 1916. On 6 February 1917, he was arrested for desertion and brought back on strength from 25 May 1917.

Embarked for overseas service 14 June 1917. On 18 July 1917, he was admitted to No. 1 General Hospital, Wynberg, Cape Town, from HT 'Hororata'. Commenced return to Australia from Cape Town on board HMAT A24 'Benalla' 26 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 1 December 1917.

Roll of Honour Circular completed by L. Gibbins, (Guardian of children), Mt Nicholson, Yeppoon Line, via Rockhampton.

Medal: British War Medal
Date of death16 October 1929
Age at death46
Place of burialRockhampton Cemetery (Presbyterian Section, Row 24, Grave No. 2502), Rockhampton, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, SINCLAIR John James Malvern

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