John Herbert Whitley BRACKEN

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BRACKEN, John Herbert Whitley

Service Number: 2631
Enlisted: 5 September 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Liverpool, England, 27 October 1887
Home Town: Wondai, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Penketh School near Warrington, England
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 22 July 1917, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

5 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2631, Brisbane, Queensland
25 Sep 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2631, Divisional Ammunition Column, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Sep 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 2631, Divisional Ammunition Column, HMAT Rangatira, Brisbane
30 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2631, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
17 Jan 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
22 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2631, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Warneton

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Herbert Whitley BRACKEN was born on 27th October, 1887 in Liverpool, England

His parents were Joseph BRACKEN and Harriet LYNCH

His brother Robert Cecil BRACKEN also served in WW1 (SN6365) and returned to Australia in 1919