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John Thomas BYRT

Regimental number1121
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFireman
AddressYunta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.3
Height5' 11"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Byrt, Yunta, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMorphettville, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Themistocles on 7 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of disease 20 January 1915
Place of death or woundingDied at sea
Age at death24.6
Place of burialBuried at sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Other details

Died at sea en route to Aden: measles and bronchial pneumonia.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRT John Thomas

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