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John Ronald Maddern

Name on Board JR Maddern
Name on Service
John Ronald  Maddern
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Gardener
Place of Birth Maryborough, Vic
Next of Kin James and Fanny Mary Maddern
Address 50 Parker St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 25/08/1914
Service No. 475
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 19/10/1914
Embarkation Ship HMAT Benalla A24
Unit on Embarkation 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 25/09/1917
Unit on Death 58th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Lance Corporal
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Polygon Wood, Belgium (No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information John Maddern sailed with the First Convoy of 38 ships which departed from Albany, Western Australia on 1 November 1914. He served on Gallipoli from May 1915 until the evacuation in December when he proceeded to France. Brothers: Private James Fitzroy Maddern (1529) and Sergeant William Maddern (461) both survived and returned to Australia
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle: Saturday 13 October 1917, p3 Australian War Memorial Photo P07794.001 The National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western Australia
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