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John Leo EGAN

Regimental number4779
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolSt Ignatius School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLeather worker
Address91 Highett Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Egan, 91 Highett Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date16 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death18.4
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row Q, Grave No. 27), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary EGAN, 20 Hopkins Street, Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: T.T. Egan, 24th Battalion. Killed in action on 5th August, 1916 at Pozieres, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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