John Alfred Alston (Jack) DELO

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DELO, John Alfred Alston

Service Number: 7960
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Stepney, South Australia, 3 December 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Flinders Street Public School and Christian Brothers College
Occupation: Clerk (S.A.R.)
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 14 January 1917, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
(Plot III, Row K, Grave No. 25)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide S.A. Railway Goods Dept. Mile End Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7960, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 7960, 1st Australian General Hospital, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 7960, 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
8 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Field Ambulance
14 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 7960, 11th Field Artillery Brigade

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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

"DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE

DELO. —On the 14th January, killed in action, abroad, Gunner J. A. Delo (Jack), aged 19, dearly loved youngest son of J. H. and E. M. E. Delo, late employe South Australian railways. Nearer, my God, to Thee. His duty done.—Inserted by his sorrowing father, mother, and sister." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 07 Feb 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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