John Forrest TATTERSON


TATTERSON, John Forrest

Service Number: 2121
Enlisted: 23 September 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 10th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: North Melbourne, Victoria, April 1887
Home Town: Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Essendon State School No 483
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 March 1918
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
III J 10, Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Ribemont, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Box Hill Shire of Nunawading War Memorial, Camberwell War Memorial, Essendon State School No 483 Roll of Honor, Shire of Nunawading Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2121, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Melbourne, Victoria
6 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2121, 13th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
6 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2121, 13th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Orsova, Melbourne
29 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 2121, 10th Field Artillery Brigade , German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2121 Trooper John Forrest Tatterson, grocer, of Box Hill, Victoria. He joined the 8th Light Horse regiment as a signaller on 6 October 1916 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Orsova on 6 December 1916 for Plymouth, England. In November 1917 he transferred to Artillery as a Gunner (Gnr) and joined 10th Field Artillery Brigade (10 FAB) in France on 1 February 1918. Gnr Tatterson was killed in action near Albert, France, on 29 March 1918. He was aged 30 years..." - SOURCE (