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John DRAYTON

Regimental number980
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address15 Gerald Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.1
Height5' 4.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Drayton, 15 Gerald Street, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 October 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date21 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 21 February 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Place of burialWoden Cemetery, ACT
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRAYTON John

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