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John Lawrence CALDER

Regimental number407
Date of birth17 June 1894
Place of birth15 Young Street, Inverneys, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShop assistant
AddressMary Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James Calder, Mary Street, North Fremantle, Western Australia
Enlistment date8 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 August 1916
Discharge date11 June 1917
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death12 September 1973
Place of burialFremantle Cemetery, Western Australia

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