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John Leo BYRNE

Regimental number30
Place of birthSmithtown, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
Address159 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.2
Height5' 6.25"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinFather, Dominic J Byrne, 159 Birrell Street, Waverley, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A29 Suevic on 13 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date28 December 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Devon', 8 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death16 February 1923
Age at death29
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 10, 300), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE John Leo

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