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John CORDWELL

Regimental number2140
Place of birthGayndah Queensland
SchoolState School, Gayndah, Queensland
Other trainingNil
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGooroolba near Gayndah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss May Jane Cordwell, Gayndah, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 205), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Bridget CORDWELL. Native of Gaynciah, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: one died of wounds, one died of illness.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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