John Livingstone COVENTRY

Badge Number: 1527, Sub Branch: Broken Hill, NSW

COVENTRY, John Livingstone

Service Number: 6063
Enlisted: 28 September 1916, at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mitcham, South Australia , November 1887
Home Town: Mitcham, Mitcham, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mill Hand
Died: 27 September 1945, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Mitcham Cemetery, S.A.
Memorials: Mitcham Baptist Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Sep 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 6063, 27th Infantry Battalion, at Adelaide
13 Jun 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 6063, 27th Infantry Battalion, GSW head
4 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6063, 27th Infantry Battalion

Diary Notes

1. There are three diaries: the first two are 10cm x 16cm x 0.5cm; the third is quite a lot thicker. All are written in pencil, in very well formed cursive. All have black paper covers, with lined paper inside, and two staples holding the lot together.
2. I have interspersed the letters written to Mary Dix chronologically

hNov 6th 1916 - 1917 i1918
i1919 (to 19th May)
Eight letters Seventeen letters Six letters

NOTE: According to the number on the second to last envelope (35) JLC wrote a total of thirty six times in a period of nearly thirty one months. Five pieces must be “missing”.
JLC married Mary Dix in Broken Hill in August 1920. 3. The diaries and letters are as written.

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