Service Number: 3037
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dysart Bridge, Ireland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison
Grave I.B. 4. INSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF DAD FROM HIS LOVING DAUGHTERS MAY & FRANCIS , Sunken Road Cemetery, Contalmaison, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

30 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3037, 26th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Itonus embarkation_ship_number: A50 public_note: ''
30 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3037, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Itonus, Brisbane
6 Aug 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, 3037, 48th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3037 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-08-06

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

48th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 50 and the son of John Deevy.  John Jr. lived at Castlecomer, County Kilkenny. He is also remembered on the Kilkenny, MacDonagh Station  World War I War Memorial at MacDonagh Station, Station Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny.

Address in Australia-with his wife, Nora, 70 Gladstone Street, Rockhampton, Queensland.

Enlistment date-23 August 1915-Rockhampton, Queensland-Private-26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement.

Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915-he was then aged 42.

War service: Western Front




Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He is remembered on the Kilkenny Great War Memorial.


On Sunday 15 July 2018 a new memorial commemorating those from the city and county of Kilkenny who were killed during the First World War was officially unveiled at 1.50pm by Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Justice and Equality. The committee to establish the memorial was founded in 2011, and the memorial has been developed with the assistance of Kilkenny County Council. It commemorates 820 Kilkenny men and 5 women from Kilkenny killed in the course of the First World War. The listing of names is based on research by Tom Burnell, Niall Brannigan, John Kirwan, and William Murphy.  It is the only public memorial to the dead of the war in County Kilkenny, and is located at the Peace Park just off St Michael St, Kilkenny on the banks of the River Nore. These citizens of Kilkenny were from all walks of life and from all religions. They were united in conflict and death did not distinguish their origins. After 100 years of oblivion they will now be remembered forever in a place worthy of their great sacrifice. Almost one third of these citizens have no known grave. Many of these young men were still teenagers. 500 Kilkenny Reservists marched off to the war in August 1914. Over 3,000 men and women with Kilkenny connections served in World War One. The memorial wall is made from Kilkenny limestone and was sculpted by P. Molloy and Sons of Callan, County Kilkenny. The memorial was opened by Minister Charles Flanagan TD and the service, to which members of the public were invited, incorporated musical performances and wreath-laying.