John Tyler MITCHELL

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MITCHELL, John Tyler

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 10 October 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Narellan, New South Wales, Australia, 30 November 1888
Home Town: Newcastle, Hunter Region, New South Wales
Schooling: Narellan, Hanbury and Hamilton Public Schools; East Maitland High School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Bank manager
Died: Killed In Action, near Clery, France (Battle Mont St Quentin), 1 September 1918, aged 29 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Maitland High School Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Waratah Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

10 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 41st Infantry Battalion
30 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 69th Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Involvement 41st Infantry Battalion
21 Oct 1916: Embarked 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boonah, Brisbane
20 Jul 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 69th Infantry Battalion
15 Sep 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 41st Infantry Battalion
26 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 41st Infantry Battalion, Gassed
1 Sep 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 41st Infantry Battalion

Lt Mitchell's brothers

From Gary Mitchell

Older brother Hector Bowning (Reg No-846, 34th Battalion, born 1884, died 1956) also served 1st A.I.F.

Younger brother Keith McNab (Reg No-28135, 4th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, born 1893, died 1968) also served 1st A.I.F.

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell

Memorialised at Sandgate Cemetery.
101 years ago today, on the 1st September 1918,

2nd Lieutenant John Tyler Mitchell, 41st Battalion,

bank manager from 10 High Street, Waratah, New South Wales, fell at Mont St. Quentin, age 29 years, 9 months.
http://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1646878/
Born at Camden, New South Wales on the 30th November 1888 to John (died 1928) and Sarah (died 1936) Mitchell, John enlisted October 1915 at Lismore, N.S.W.
Wounded in action - 26.5.1918 (gas), John’s name has been inscribed on the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article140979996
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article137489728
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article159090418
Mr Mitchell’s name has also been honoured on the Waratah Park Memorial Gates, Waratah-St Philip's Anglican Church Roll of Honour, Newcastle South Public School Roll of Honour, East Maitland High School Roll of Honour, Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour, Church of England Honor Roll-Dulwich Hill and The Capt. Clarence Smith Jeffries (V.C.) and Pte. William Matthew Currey (V.C.) Memorial Wall.
Memorialised at his parent’s gravesite - ANGLICAN 2-130. 72.
http://sandgate.northerncemeteries.com.au/index.php/war-heroes/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&aso=exact&s_f=id&data_search=411547#2
Older brother Hector Bowning (Reg No-846, born 1884, died 1956) also served 1st A.I.F.
Younger brother Keith McNab (Reg No-28135, born 1893, died 1968) also served 1st A.I.F.
Lest We Forget.

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