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John CASS

Regimental number754
Date of birth13 June 1892
Place of birthWhixley, England
SchoolYorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressPyap West PO, Pyap West, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.4
Height6' 2.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinFather, J J Cass, Pyap West PO, Pyap West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of pes cavus [high arch])
Enlistment date4 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEmigrated to Australia from Whixley, Yorkshire, England. Arrived on 9 June 1914. Due to wounds received whilst on active service he carried shot gun pellets in his left arm for the remainder of his life
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Discharge date15 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 3 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 15 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 October 1973
Age at death81
Place of burialLoxton Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, CASS John

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