John Frederick (Jack) PAYNE


PAYNE, John Frederick

Service Number: 5743
Enlisted: 19 February 1916, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wandin Yalloak, Victoria, 11 October 1897
Home Town: Wandin Yallock, Yarra Ranges, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 31 August 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension
Row E, Grave 21B
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5743, Place of enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria
4 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5743, 5th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A14' Euripides from Melbourne on 4th April 1916.
31 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 5743, 5th Infantry Battalion, Mont St Quentin / Peronne

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John (Jack) Frederick Payne enlisted with his brother Harry on 19th Feb 1916, and embarked with him from Melbourne on 4 April 1916, aboard HMAT Euripides, part of the 5th Battalion,  17th re-inforcements.

Jack was wounded in action on 8 May 1917, and re-joined his unit on 17 Oct 1917.  He was wounded again on 23 Aug 1918, in the thigh, hand, and groin, and died of gangrene of his wounds.

His death was reported in the local newspaper, stating he was a prominent member of the local Rechabite order, a member of the cricket and football clubs, and a general favourite.

He was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Ann Payne, and was my mother's cousin. - Nola Guardiani


"PAYNE.— Died of wounds on the 31st August, Corporal J. F. Payne, the beloved comrade of the late Pte. J. S. Wallace, died of wounds on the 26th August.

Greater love hath no man. — Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. T. Wallace and Alice, Wallace-road, Seville." - from the Melbourne Age 14 Sep 1918 (