John David Lockley CRAVEN

CRAVEN, John David Lockley

Service Number: 1662
Enlisted: 6 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 15 July 1891
Home Town: Medindie, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draper
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 31 August 1961, aged 70 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, North Adelaide Queens School Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

6 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1662, 50th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1662, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1662, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide
29 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion
14 May 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion
29 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 50th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"...1662 Private John David Lockley Craven, 50th Battalion who was a 24 year old draper from Medindie, South Australia when he enlisted on 6 September 1915. He embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Adelaide on 11 April 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas. He saw active service in France and Belgium and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 29 November 1917 and promoted to Lieutenant on 14 May 1918. He was wounded in action on three occasions, the last one causing his evacuation to England and return to Australia. Lieutenant Lockley arrived back in Australia on 14 June 1919..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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