John Hamlyn DANIEL

DANIEL, John Hamlyn

Service Number: 2905
Enlisted: 22 February 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia, 20 January 1889
Home Town: Mount Barker, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Mount Barker Primary School, South Australia
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 March 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial and at Mount Barker Cemetery (memorial only) Old Section plot 247, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mount Barker Soldiers' Memorial Hospital Roll of Honor, Mount Barker War Memorial, Mount Pleasant District Memorial, Mount Pleasant Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Pleasant Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2905, 32nd Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2905, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
5 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2905, 32nd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by Paula Bartsch

Enlisted 22 February 1916 at Adelaide, South Australia.

Unit embarked 30 June 1916 per Huntsend.

Served in France. Wounded 8 September 1916, with bullet wound in left arm. Rejoined Unit 22 September 1916.

Suffered trench feet 2 December 1916. Rejoined Unit 22 December 1916.

Killed in action 5 March 1917 at Flers near Bapaume, France.

Commemorated Villers-Bretonneaux Memorial, pictured on the Mount Pleasant Honor Board within the Mount Pleasant Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church Honor Board and the Mount Pleasant Anglican Church Honor Board.

John was a reporter for the Mount Barker Courier and was at the Mount Pleasant office as Manager, at the time of his enlistment. He regularly wrote home and these letters were printed in The Courier, giving an insight to his service.