John McGeachin (Jack) VARTY

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VARTY, John McGeachin

Service Number: 559
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Footscray, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Allendale, Victoria, 1889
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Allendale State School
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 8 May 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 559, Footscray, Victoria
19 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 559, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 559, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 559, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Private "Jack" Varty, of E. Coy., 7th Battalion, was killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was 26 years of age and the youngest son of Mrs Varty, of 3 Windsor Street, Footscray. He was among the first to enlist from this district and was a tent mate of Private Arch. Birkill.