John Donald SUTHERLAND

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SUTHERLAND, John Donald

Service Number: 558
Enlisted: 1 August 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gilberton, South Australia , 16 June 1884
Home Town: Gilberton, Walkerville, South Australia
Schooling: East Adelaide Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide HB01 Scots Church 1 WW1*, Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Aug 1914: Enlisted
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 558, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 558, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

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Biography contributed by Nicholas Egan

Margaret Phillips

Club Historian Gilberton Amateur Swimming Club Inc

He trained in Egypt and took part in the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. After four months fighting he was wounded and hospitalised in Malta for four months. On 3 February 1916 he rejoined his battalion in Egypt and went to France in early April, where he fought for over six months. After the battles of Pozieres he was invalided to England with trench eczema. He was kept in England on staff work for several months and rejoined his battalion on 21 July 1916. He was engaged in heavy fighting near Zillebeke throughout September when he received a gun shot wound and compound fracture of his right thigh. He was evacuated to the 3 rd Canadian Clearing Hospital but at 10am on 4 October 1917 succumb to his injuries. The Advertiser 26/10/1917 p8.

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