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John Joseph BYRNES

Regimental number6405
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWood turner
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43.6
Height5' 3.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Byrnes, 14 Jarrett Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date24 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit: age and nephritis), Sydney, 24 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 December 1929
Age at death62
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (R.C. Sec. 10, 1931), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNES John Joseph

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