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John Owen CRITCHLEY

Regimental number5080
Date of birth18 April 1892
Place of birthCallington, South Australia
SchoolGunbowrie Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWheelwright
AddressPetersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, P Critchley, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date25 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1902 Pte Michael Francis CRITCHLEY, 48th Bn, killed in action, 12 June 1917; 4996 Corporal Henry Patrick CRITCHLEY, 32nd Bn, killed in action, 24 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 15 March 1917 (shell shock).

Discharged (medically unfit), 25 January 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 April 1964

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