Joan Maric Cornelius DE RAADT


DE RAADT, Joan Maric Cornelius

Service Number: 1241
Enlisted: 16 February 1915, Enlisted at St George, QLD
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Batavia, Java, 27 December 1892
Home Town: St George, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pneumonia, Heliopolis Hospital, Egypt, 17 October 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave 139 Chaplain E. McCormick officiated
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1241, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlisted at St George, QLD
1 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1241, 2nd Light Horse Regiment
1 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1241, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
17 Oct 1915: Involvement Trooper, SN 1241, 2nd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of P.J. and Elizabeth Wilhelmina Geertruda De Raadt of Sourabaya, Java

Medals: 114-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

1 February 1912 - arrived on board Van Waarwyck, disembarking at Brisbane

His places of residence after arrving were Chinchilla, Gayndah, Goondawindi and St George

5 January 1914 - in reference to his application to be naturalizes a St George Court document described him a splendind type of manhood and was a sharpshooter. Certificate of Natrualization was number 21639. Christian name on Certificate was incorrect stating Joan instead of John