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John Francis COMMONS

Regimental number5909
Place of birthBright, Victoria
SchoolMarist Brothers' College, Bendigo, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
Address80 Falconer Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Dennis Commons, 80 Falconer Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets as Lt, Carlton, Victoria.
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPerth Cemetery China Wall(Plot V, Row J, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Marist Brothers' College Roll of Honour, RSL Museum, Bendigo, Victoria. Parents: Denis and Ellen COMMONS, 10 Mark Street, Fitzroy, North Melbourne, Victoria
Discharge dateBright, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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