John Macarthur Livingston
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|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Death||15 Apr 1964, aged 68|
|Place of Death||Kalamunda, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||21 years, 4 months|
5' 7" (1.70m) tall ; 121 lbs|
54.885 kg; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
|Address||Bedfordale, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Father , Mr Malcolm Livingston|
|Date of Enlistment||12 Apr 1916|
|Unit/Formation||11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement C Company / 3rd Brigade, 1st Division|
|Date of Embarkation||10 Oct 1916 ‒ 2 Dec 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A23 Suffolk|
|Date of Return||9 Feb 1919 ‒ 24 Mar 1919|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A11 Ascanius|
Missing in Action, later Prisoner of War 15 Apr 1917 |
Returned to Australia
Armadale War Memorial (Bedfordale panel) |
Bedfordale Roll of Honour
Armadale and Districts Roll of Honour
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1917 Bedfordale, an orchardist
Three weeks after entering camp John was allocated to the 21st reinforcement draft for the 11th Battalion. After almost six months training in WA, they embarked for England.
On arrival in England he was sent to the 3rd Training Battalion at Perham Downs to prepare for France. He proceeded overseas to France from Folkestone on HMT Victoria on 4 Feb 1917 and was taken on the strength of C Company, 11th Battalion in France at Basentin-le-Petit on 10 Feb 1917.
On 14 Apr 1917, while they were in the front line at Louverval, a strong German attack was made on outposts manned by members of C Company, and a number of men were captured after they had run out of ammunition. In the battalion's war diary there is a report of some of them charging the enemy with bayonets alone, and the discovery of the body of their officer after the fight was over.
John was held as a POW . in Dulmen and Limburg in Germany and in Heilsberg East Prussia from Apr 1917 to Dec 1918. Initially listed as missing on Casualty List 334, he was later recorded as a POW.
He was repatriated to England via Hull where he arrived on 9 Dec 1918, and was sent to London on 11 Dec 1918.
Discharged 5th Military District 5 May 1919.
Mr and Mrs. M. Livingston, Bedfordale have received a notification from the Defence Department that their only son Jack, has been missing since April 16.
Married Emma Eliza [Kitty] Murphy in Quairading during 1924. Emma died 22 May 1995 aged 97.
Electoral Roll entries - 1921 - 1949 farming at Quairading with Emma; 1954 they have moved to East Beverley; 1958 at Greenhills; 1963 retired at 46 Heath road, Kalamunda. No children's birth registered before 1932.
- "Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files - John Macarthur Livingston". Australian War Memorial. 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "WAR CASUALTIES.". The West Australian. XXXIII, (4,716). Western Australia. 15 May 1917. p. 5. Retrieved 20 July 2017 – via National Library of Australia.