John NEELY

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NEELY, John

Service Number: 1593
Enlisted: 7 December 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889
Home Town: North Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: North Melbourne State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, Turkey, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 8 August 1915
Cemetery: Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
Sp. Mem. 12. Inscription THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT , Johnston's Jolly Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Johnston's Jolly Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1593, 7th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1593, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1593, 7th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

‘Jack’ Neely was the 4th son of Ernest Alexander Neely and Charlotte Neely, of North Melbourne. His dad worked on the Victorian railways, and passed away in 1913.

He arrived on Gallipoli on the 8 May 1915 and was killed in action during the savage fighting at Lone Pine on 8 August 1915. He did at least have a grave and his mother received his effects.

His older brother, Pte. James Neely 24th Battalion AIF, was killed in action at Pozieres on 29 July 1916, aged 30.