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John SPARKS

Regimental number935
Place of birthNew South Wales
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal wheeler
AddressHunter Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Sparks, 7 Bailieu Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialSunken road Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 22), Contalmaison, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Hannah LAMB (formerly SPARKS), Dollar, Victoria

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