John Alphonsus LENNON

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LENNON, John Alphonsus

Service Number: 1572
Enlisted: 31 March 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Landsborough, Victoria, Australia, January 1890
Home Town: Landsborough, Pyrenees, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: School Teacher
Died: Killed in Action, France, 9 June 1918
Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme
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World War 1 Service

31 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1572, 22nd Infantry Battalion
28 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1572, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
28 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1572, 22nd Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion
22 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion, France
27 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1572, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW legs
7 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion
27 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
15 Feb 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
9 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion

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The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published 2017, refer to pages 85/6 & 270. Prior to the war he was a school teacher of Stawell Vic. He enlisted 31st Mar 1915 aged 25 years. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant. Unfortunately, he was Killed In Action 9th June 1918. Rest In Peace Lest We Forget

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