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John Turnbull USHER

Regimental number6039
Place of birthEssendon, Victoria
Place of birthEssendon, Melbourne
SchoolViolet Town and Ascot Vale State Schools, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCarpenter
AddressViolet Town near Benalla, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Joseph Usher, Garden Street, Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Cerebro Spiral Meningitis at Tidworth Military Hospital.
FateDied 12 October 1916
Age at death19.11
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialTidworth Military Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 206), North Tidworth, Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
175
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on St John's Presbyterian Church, Essendon, Roll of Honour: three panels inscribed 'For King & Country', 'For God and Humanity', 'For Right Against Might'. Parents: Joseph and Janet USHER
Family/military connectionsBrother Sgt F W Usher 58th Battn, Cousin Gnr J F Tatterson and Cousin Pte Jack Usher 14th Battn killed at landing.

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