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John Joseph SUFFOLK

Regimental number406
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressRuth Street, Wilston, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Florence Suffolk, Ruth Street, Wilston, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14/--/1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Could not decipher the month in the date of fate on Nominal Roll.
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 5), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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