John Francis Trafford WITCOMB

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WITCOMB, John Francis Trafford

Service Numbers: 2875, 2875A
Enlisted: 2 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yacka, South Australia, 7 December 1892
Home Town: Yacka, South Australia
Schooling: Yacka Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 August 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Yacka Public School Roll of Honour, Yacka WWI Honour Board, Yacka War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2875, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2875, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2875, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
28 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 10th Infantry Battalion
5 May 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2875, 10th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second), GSW (shoulder)
20 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2875, 10th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road, 2nd occasion - GSW (left leg)
26 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, "The Last Hundred Days", 3rd occasion - Shell wounds (left leg, arm and thigh)
27 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2875A, 10th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

John Francis Trafford WITCOMB was born in Yacka, South Australia on 7th December, 1892

His parents were Francis Sidney WITCOMB and Mary Rebecca HEATH