John ION

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ION, John

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 16 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Liverpool, England, 9 February 1877
Home Town: Leederville, Vincent, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Drill Instructor
Died: Died of wounds, Boulogne, France, 25 July 1916, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, West Leederville War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
19 Jul 1916: Wounded Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography

"...Lieutenant John Ion, 32nd Battalion. A military instructor from Leederville, Western Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked aboard HMAT Geelong on 18 November 1915 for Suez. His battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916. Lt Ion was wounded in action near Fleurbaix, France, on 19 July 1916 and died of these wounds six days later in the 7th Stationary Hospital Boulogne, France. He was aged 39 years." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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