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Regimental number3297
Place of birthAuburn, New South Wales
True NameSWINFIELD, John Edward
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHarrow Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Swinfield, Harrow Road, Auburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Military Training scheme.
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3297A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales. Parents: Albert (d. 31 October 1934, aged 67; bu. Rookwood) and Alice (d. 15 July 1950, aged 79; bu. Rookwood) SWINFIELD
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3184 Pte Percy Francis SWINFIELD, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 5 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B3455, SWINFIELD Jack Edward
Red Cross File No 2680606

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