John Edward WHEELER

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WHEELER, John Edward

Service Number: 4552
Enlisted: 15 December 1915, Casula, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lidcombe, New South Wales, 9 October 1891
Home Town: Auburn, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Auburn Public School
Occupation: Slaughterman
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 5 October 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Ref. No. 78/5167 Ground Plot 6 Row L. 23., Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Auburn North Public School Great War Roll of Honor, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4552, Casula, New South Wales
9 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4552, 19th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4552, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Sydney

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Biography

"...4552 Private John Edward Wheeler, 19th Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A slaughterman prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Nestor (A71) on 9 April 1916. He was killed in action, on 5 October 1916, near Ypres, Belgium, aged 25. He is buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)