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John Gregory Ambrose STONE

Regimental number4634
Place of birthJerry's Plains, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse trainer
Address312 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, A Stone, 312 Livingstone Road, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMoree, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred Francis and Mary STONE. Native of Jerry's Plains, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 14601 Pte Walter Adrian Kingdon STONE MM, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 6 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Found guilty, 26 April 1916, of being in the town of Ismailia without a pass about 2055 hours and contrary to Routine Orders: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2640607: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STONE John Gregory Ambrose
Red Cross file 2640607

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