John SPROTT MM

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SPROTT, John

Service Number: 1418
Enlisted: 28 November 1914, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia , 28 October 1893
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Killed In Action, France, 24 April 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Meteren Military Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Blende Street Methodist Church Honour Board, Broken Hill Old Burke Ward Boys Roll of Honor, Broken Hill Railwaytown War Memorial, Broken Hill War Memorial, Broken Hill Wesley Uniting Church Memorial Windows
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World War 1 Service

28 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1418, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1418, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
24 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"BROKEN HILL OFFICER KILLED.

BROKEN HILL, May 5.— Mr. and Mrs. J. Sprott, of Railwaytown, have been informed that their son, Lieut. J. Sprott, M.M., was killed in action on April 24. Lieut. Sprott, who was 24 years of age, was born in Broken Hill, and prior to enlisting was an electrician on Block 10 Mine. He enlisted in November, 1914, and had been through Gallipoli and France. He was wounded at Pozieres." - from the Adelaide Observer 11 May 1918 (nla.gov.au)

 

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