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John William Barker ELSHAW

Regimental number2882
Place of birthSheffield, England
SchoolChurch of England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBrassmoulder
Address52 Mackie Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, A Elshaw, 52 Mackie Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 July 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialUnderhill Farm Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 19), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
145
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Arthur and Emma ELSHAW, 43 Mackie Street, Victoria Park, Western Australia

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