John William AHERN

AHERN, John William

Service Numbers: 23042, Officer
Enlisted: 24 January 1916, Townsville, Queensland
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 12th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Warwick, Queensland, 29 May 1892
Home Town: Townsville, Townsville, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Balaklava, South Australia, 13 November 1981, aged 89 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Harmony Wall 89, Niche E003
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World War 1 Service

24 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 23042, Townsville, Queensland
11 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 23042, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Argyllshire, Sydney
11 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 23042, 9th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Bombardier, 9th Field Artillery Brigade
9 Feb 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Bombardier, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Bombardier, SN 23042, 12th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres, Shell wound (chest)
25 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
1 Apr 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
2 Jan 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
2 Apr 1919: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 12th Field Artillery Brigade
16 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 12th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'Mr. and Mrs. M. Ahern, Canning-street, Warwick, have been officially informed that their son, Bombardier John Ahern, has been wounded in action in France. Bombardier Ahern left for the Front in May, 1916, and had been in France for the last six months.' from The Brisbane Courier 4 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)