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John Edwin Jamieson

Name on Board JE Jamieson
Name on Service
John Edwin  Jamieson
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Labourer
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin Mr J E and Catherine Jamieson
Address 44 Kororoit Creek Rd, North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 25/11/1914
Service No. 1366
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 2/02/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Clan McGillivray A46
Unit on Embarkation 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 25/04/1915
Unit on Death 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA (previously reported missing)
Place of Wounding/
Initially buried at Isolated Graves, Anzac, south side of Clarke's Gully, about half a mile south east of Anzac cove (exhumed and reinterred)
Cemetery or Memorial Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey.
Additional Information John Edwin Jamieson  enlisted with the second contingent of 42 Williamstown enlistees.
He enlisted into the 8th Battalion, which  was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. Like the 5th, 6th and 7th Battalions, it was recruited from Victoria and, together with these battalions, formed the 2nd Brigade.
The battalion was raised within a fortnight of the declaration of war in August 1914 and embarked just two months later. After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving on 2 December. It later took part in the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915, as part of the second wave.
John Jamieson was killed in action on 25/4/1915.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 26 December 1914, p3
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