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John Alexander SWAIN

Regimental number4541
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Fort Street, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailor
AddressLedbury Oberon Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Swain, Ledbury Oberon Street, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row D, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Christopher and Sarah SWAIN, "Lelbury", Oberon Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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