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John Douglas DEACON

Regimental number2281
Place of birthCressy, Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressKimberley, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, T Deacon, Kimberley, Tasmania
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 September 1915
Date of death15 September 1915
Place of burialKensal Green (St. Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery (Australian. 2119), Hammersmith, London.
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Edith Barker DEACON, South Road, Penguin, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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