John Henry MEADE

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MEADE, John Henry

Service Number: 304
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 1896
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Alma Public School
Occupation: Braceman
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 304, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 304, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE J. H. MEADE.

The late Private J. H. Meade was born at Ballarat, Victoria. At the age of two years he was taken by his parents to Broken Hill, where he had resided until he enlisted with the 1st Expeditionary Force. He was a member of the 10th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, and took part in the landing at Gallipoli on April 25. He was in the firing line up to the time of his death. Prior to enlisting he was engaged as braceman in the South Mine, Broken Hill. Private Meade was 19 years of age." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 02 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

 

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