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John DONOVAN

Regimental number1645
Place of birthWarrnambool, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressRock Station, The Rock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinFather, Michael Donovan, Murray Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 December 1916
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row H, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Catherine DONOVAN, Murray Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1185 Pte James DONOVAN, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 19 May 1918; 2752 Pte Michael DONOVAN, 2nd Pioneer Bn, killed in action, 27 September 1917; 993A Pte Robert DONOVAN, 3rd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 10 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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