John Andrew MOLYNEAUX

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MOLYNEAUX, John Andrew

Service Number: 27265
Enlisted: 12 May 1916, Enlisted at Marrickville, NSW
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, 1893
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Tailor's Cutter
Died: Killed in Service, Ypres, Belgium, 18 October 1917
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel 7 No known grave
Memorials: Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)*
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 27265, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlisted at Marrickville, NSW
30 Sep 1916: Embarked Gunner, SN 27265, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, HMAT Aeneas, Sydney
30 Sep 1916: Involvement Gunner, SN 27265, 22nd Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade, Third Ypres
18 Oct 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 27265, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Michale and Ellen Amelia Molyneaux of Cove Street, Watsons Bay

John's residential address at the time of enlistment was The Barracks, South Head, NSW

11 November 1916 - at sea, disobeyed orders by smoking between decks. Fined 2 days full pay

30 December 1916 - to hospital with Pleurisy

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisting he had been apprenticed to David Jones Ltd, Sydney