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John Henry WIRGES

Regimental number64854
Date of birth18 July 1898
Place of birthRutherglen, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.11
Height5' 10"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Joseph Wirges, Rutherglen
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 years in the Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date18 July 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 August 1918
Place of enlistmentRutherglen, Victoria
Unit name7th General Service Reinforcements (Egypt)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Malta on 16 October 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollNo 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 4 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date1 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medal: British War Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death29 July 1930
Age at death32
Place of burialLockhart Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WIRGES John Henry

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