John Charles POOLE

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POOLE, John Charles

Service Number: 2449
Enlisted: 3 August 1915, Dubbo, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 30 June 1891
Home Town: Woolloomooloo, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 August 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Dubbo, New South Wales
5 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2449, 18th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
5 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2449, 18th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Sydney

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On 03 Aug 1916, whilst cleaning his rifle with his mate 3653 Pte. Robert Edward Lotze (/explore/people/183446) they were hit by enemy artillery and both killed. They are buried beside each other at the British Cemetery, Pozieres.

"POOLE.- Our dear brother, John Charles Poole, killed in France, August 3, 1916.

A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is still,

A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled. Inserted by his loving sisters and brothers, Nellie, Lars, Millie, Clarie." - from the Sydney Morning Herald 30 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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