SPALDING, John Keith

Service Number: 9030
Enlisted: 15 July 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Dental Student
Died: Mildura, Victoria, Australia, 2 April 1970, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Cremation service held on the 6 April 1970 and his ashes were scattered Commemorated with a plaque in the Victoria Garden of Remembrance
Memorials: Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 9030, 6th Field Ambulance, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 9030, 6th Field Ambulance
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 9030, 6th Field Ambulance, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
19 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, From the 6th Field Ambulance
18 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 9030, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Discharged at the 3rd Military District as medically unfit due to the loss of his right eye caused by an abscess

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Rev. John James Spalding and Agnes Margaret Spalding nee Moore of  The Manse, Ararat, Victoria

Commenced return to Australia on 6 June 1918 as nursing staff

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

During  1924 John married Mona McDonald in Victoria