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John James TROON

Regimental number2972
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
Address32 Central Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lillian Ruth Troon, 32 Central Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceSchool Cadets Ballarat 18 months
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Date of death13 April 1919
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialCornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tasmania
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James TROON. Native of Launceston, Tasmania. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Hobart, Tasmania
Discharge date22 August 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for onward travel to Hobart; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 22 August 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, TROON John James

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