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Regimental number5109
Place of birthWindsor, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address15 Clifton Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, Robert Lawson Tripp, 15 Clifton Street, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentPrahran, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of disease 28 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Date of death incorrectly recorded on Nominal Roll as 1919.
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row H, Grave No. 15), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 September 1916, and marched in to 6th Training Bn.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916; joined 21st Bn, in the field, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 January 1917 (sprained ankle); transferred to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 2 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 9 February 1917.

Found guilty, 2 August 1917, of being absent without leave from 9.30 pm, 2 August, to 8 pm, 3 August 1917: forfeited 10 days' pay; total forfeiture: 12 days' pay.

Reported absent without leave, 17 September 1917; found guilty, of being absent without leave from 6 pm, 17 September, to 9.30 am, 26 September 1917 (10 days): awarded 24 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of a total of 34 days' pay.

On leave to England, 7 January 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 22 January 1918.

Died of alcoholic poisoning, 28 January 1918.

Court of Enquiry, 28 January 1918, found '(1) Private Tripp J. died on 28/1/18 as a result of Alcoholic Poisoning (2) He obtained the alcohol illegally and no blame can be attached to anyone.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRIPP John

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