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John Lawrence BYRNE

Regimental number4982
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationIronmoulder
Address23 Weston Road, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.4
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Byrne, 23 Weston Road, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Discharge date11 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 31 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 12 November 1916.

Transferred to 1st Bn, 25 November 1916.

Transferred to 20th Bn, 4 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 January 1918; admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 21 January 1918, and transferred to 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train 23, 23 January 1918, and admitted to 56th General Hospital, Etaples; transferred to 6th Convalescent Depot, 10 April 1918; to 10th Convalescent Depot, 13 April 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 19 April 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 14 May 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918 (debility); disembarked Melbourne, 1 February 1919, to await transport to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: debility), 11 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 June 1970
Place of burialMacquarie Park Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE John Lawrence

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