John James Gill
|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Bendigo, Victoria|
|Death||3 Jun 1918|
|Place of Death||Villers-Bretonneux, France|
|Age at Enlistment||23 years, 4 months|
5'5½" (1.66m) tall ; 135 lbs|
61.235 kg; fair complexion ; blue eyes ; fair hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Boulder, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr John Gill|
|Date of Enlistment||12 Feb 1917|
|Unit/Formation||16th Battalion, 25th reinforcement|
|Date of Embarkation||29 Jun 1917 ‒ 25 Aug 1917|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A30 Borda|
|Fate||Killed in Action 3 Jun 1918|
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Enlisted in Boulder. On entry to Blackboy Hill camp he was allocated to the 25th reinforcement draft for the 16th Battalion, and travelled with them to England.
On arrival in England was sent to the 4th Training Battalion at Codford to prepare for France.
Proceeded overseas to France on 4 Dec 1917 to reinforce the 44th Battalion, and was taken on strength by them on 10 Dec 1917 as they completed a period of rest before returning to forward areas.
While his death is reported for 3 Jun 1918, the Battalion War Diary Entry for the day reads:
Monastry Du Bois L'Abbe. 3rd June 1918. Nothing of interest to report apart from a few heavy shells on the battery areas in the vicinity. Weather still fine.
Only likely match for name on the Mundijong memorial - possibly an earlier resident?