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John Rapson GREAGG

Regimental number2666
Place of birthEssex, England
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 4"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinBrother, William Rapson Greagg
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in the Royal Navy; discharged; not serving in any military unit at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date27 June 1916
Place of enlistmentMerredin, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No 19), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Diana GREAGG
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 30 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; taken on strength, 48th Bn, in the field, 19 April 1917.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 8 April 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREAGG John Rapson

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