John Thomas WEHRMANN


WEHRMANN, John Thomas

Service Number: 687
Enlisted: 20 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, Snowtown, South Australia, 1889
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness, Fovant, Wltshire, England, United Kingdom, 3 November 1917
Cemetery: Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery
INSCRIPTION UNTIL THE MORN BREAKS AND THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY , Compton Chamberlayne Cemetery, Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 687, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 687, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 687, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
30 Oct 1916: Wounded Private, SN 687, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt, GSW (thigh, left arm and chest)

Pte John Thomas Wehrmann

From WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 3rd November.......Private John Thomas Wehrmann was born at Snowtown, South Australia in 1889. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in August, 1915 as a 26 year old, married Labourer from Mt Gambier, South Australia.
Private Wehrmann was posted to Egypt then arrived in France on 23rd June, 1916. He was wounded in action on 30th October, 1916 with GSW to left thigh, arm & chest. He was invalided to England where he was eventually posted to No. 3 Command Depot at Hurdcott, Wiltshire. England in March, 1917.
Private Wehrmann wa admitted to Gropup Hospital, Hurdcott on 31st October, 1917 then transferred to Military Hospital at Fovant on 2nd November, 1917.
Private John Thomas Wehrmann died at 2.55 a.m. on 3rd November, 1917 at the Military Hospital at Fovant. A Postmortem examination was conducted & the cause of death was found to be from a Cerebral Abscess. He was buried in Compton Chamberlayne War Graves Cemetery where 27 other Australian WW1 Soldiers are buried.

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...687 Private John Thomas Wehrmann, 32nd Battalion. A labourer from Mount Gambier, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with Headquarters Staff from Adelaide on 18 November 1915 aboard HMAT Geelong (A2) for Suez. The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916. Pte Wehrmann was wounded in action near Montauban on 30 october 1916 and was evacuated to England for treatment and recuperation. His recovery was slow and he was attached to No 3 Command Depot. Pte Wehrmann was hospitalised with debility on 2 November 1917 and died the following day with a cerebral abscess. He was aged 28 years." - SOURCE (


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 28 and the husband of A. G. Wehrmann, of Webb St., Mount Gambier, South Australia.