John Thomas ALDRICH


ALDRICH, John Thomas

Service Number: 3190
Enlisted: 26 February 1916, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sailors Falls, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Daylesford, Hepburn, Victoria
Schooling: Musk Vale School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 27 January 1917
Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Row F, Grave 44 Rev. S.A. Beveridge officiated Headstone inscription reads: Sleep on dear Jack, Sleep on Mother
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Daylesford War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3190, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
4 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, SN 3190, 29th Infantry Battalion
4 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, SN 3190, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of James Grant Aldrich and Naomi Aldrich nee Wise of Sailors Falls, Daylesford, Victoria.

Brother of Ernest George Aldrich who returned to Australia on 18 May 1918 having served with the 37th Battalion, William Allan Aldrich who was killed in action on 4 July 1918 while serving with the 6th Battalion, James Henry Aldrich, Frank Alwych, Ethel Florence Aldrich, Harold Edward Aldrich and Frederick Aldrich

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal