Patrick James FLAKELAR


FLAKELAR, Patrick James

Service Number: 7807
Enlisted: 18 September 1917
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosebrook Station, Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, May 1899
Home Town: Numeralla, Cooma-Monaro, New South Wales
Schooling: Countegang Public School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Farm hand
Died: Broncho pneumonia, Military Hospital at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, United Kingdom, 9 March 1918
Cemetery: Sutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard
Sutton Veny (St. John) Churchyard (312. D. 2), Wiltshire, England
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7807, 2nd Infantry Battalion
19 Dec 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7807, 2nd Infantry Battalion
19 Dec 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7807, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 9th March........Private Patrick James Flakelar was was born at Rosebrook Station, Cooma, NSW in 1898. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 6th July, 1917 as a 19 year old, single, Farm Hand from Numeralla, NSW.

Private Flakelar arrived in England on 13th February, 1918 for further training, having travelled from Australia on HMAT Ulysses (A38) to Suez. He then travelled to Port Said, entraining through Italy & France then on to England on HMT Antrim.
Private Flakelar was posted to 1st Training Battalion at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire on 13th February, 1918. He was sent sick to Group Clearing Hospital on 25th February, 1918 then admitted to the Military Hospital at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire on 26th February, 1918 with Influenza.

Private Patrick James Flakelar died on 9th March, 1918 at the Military Hospital, Sutton Veny of Broncho Pneumonia.

Pte Flakelar was buried ON 13th September, 1918 in St. John the Evangelist Churchyard at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England where 139 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried as well as 2 Australian Nurses.
His full story can be found here
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