John LAW

LAW, John

Service Number: 2632
Enlisted: 21 January 1915
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
Born: Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia, 1885
Home Town: Macclesfield, South Australia, Mount Barker, South Australia
Schooling: Ascot Vale State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Drover
Died: Suicide, Egypt, 14 February 1919
Cemetery: Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Row B, Grave No. 49, Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Ismailia, Suez Canal, Egypt
Memorials: Adelaide Cambrai WW1 Roll of Honour, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Macclesfield ANZAC Memorial Gardens, Macclesfield Football Club Pictorial Honour Roll, Macclesfield Honour Roll WW1, Macclesfield War Memorial, Sedan Institute Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2632, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
6 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 2632, 1st Remount Unit (AIF)
6 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 2632, 1st Remount Unit (AIF), HMAT Barunga, Melbourne
14 Feb 1919: Involvement Trooper, 2632

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Biography contributed by Mackenzie Stewart

John Law was born in Ascot Vale Victoria in 1883. The date and month of birth are unknown. His parents were John Law and Selina Daly. He had no siblings. John went to school at Ascot Vale State School, Victoria. He led a normal Australian life until he enlisted in the military on the 27th of January, 1915.

John underwent the standard military training and was assigned to the Australian Remount Unit 1, 4th Reinforcement and was assigned the rank of private. The following year on the 6th April 1916, he along with the rest of his unit was shipped to Egypt from Melbourne, Victoria, on board an HMAT A43 Barunga.

John died on the 14th of February 1919. The circumstances of his death are not clearly known. He died in the No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital. He was the only man to die in his unit. He is buried in the Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 49), in Egypt. His last surviving family member was his mother, Selina Daly. Her date of death is unknown.