John (Jack) WOMERSLEY

WOMERSLEY, John

Service Number: 2908
Enlisted: 7 July 1915, Hamilton, Victoria
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dunkeld, Victoria, 27 September 1896
Home Town: Dunkeld, Southern Grampians, Victoria
Schooling: Dunkeld State School
Occupation: Locomotive Engine driver
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 16 July 1917, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Underhill Farm Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Dunkeld & District Roll of Honour, Dunkeld War Memorial, Penshurst War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

7 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2908, Hamilton, Victoria
27 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2908, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2908, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
16 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2908, 46th Infantry Battalion, Warneton

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...2908 Private John Womersley (also known as Jack Womersley), 14th Battalion. An engine driver from Dunkeld, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Womersley embarked with the 9th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Hororata on 27 September 1915. Later transferring to the 46th Battalion, he was promoted to Lance Corporal. On 16 July 1917, aged 20, he was killed in action and was buried in the Underhill Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Hainaut, Belgium. His brother, 480 Pte Thorald Womersley, died of wounds on 13 June 1916..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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