John Graham ENGLISH

ENGLISH, John Graham

Service Numbers: 51, V82842
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, 12 years Highland Light Infantry, Scotland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Renfrew, Scotland, 10 August 1884
Home Town: Ascot Vale, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer/blacksmith
Died: Tuberculosis, 3 September 1945, aged 61 years, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Australian War Memorial on Panel 77 and is buried at Springvale Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 51, 5th Infantry Battalion, 12 years Highland Light Infantry, Scotland
21 Oct 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 51, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Orvieto, Melbourne
21 Oct 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 51, 5th Infantry Battalion
30 Apr 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 51, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW to foot, then contracted typhoid, returned to Australia for 3 months for rest
1 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 5th Infantry Battalion
17 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion, Second enlistment
11 May 1917: Embarked 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
11 May 1917: Involvement 23rd Infantry Battalion
31 Jan 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion
19 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN 51, 21st Infantry Battalion, SW right hand, a "blighty"
6 Dec 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion, Discharged in England

World War 2 Service

5 Feb 1940: Involvement SN V82842
5 Feb 1940: Enlisted SN V82842
20 Sep 1942: Discharged SN V82842

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

From Roberta Mckibbin

My great uncle was John Graham English during WWI....I don’t know much about his service during this time but I am looking into it. He was a Capt in WWII in the Australian Army with the 23rd Garrison Battalion. He died of tuberculosis on 3.9.1945.....sadly, according to my mother, 3 weeks before his son, who was a WWII POW, returned to Australia. He is commemorated at the Australian War Memorial on Panel 77 and is buried at Springvale cemetery. The second photo shows him standing in the centre, back row, possible with some of the 23rd Garrison Battalion.

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