John MESSENGER

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MESSENGER, John

Service Number: 7291
Enlisted: 14 December 1912
Last Rank: Engine Room Artificer III
Last Unit: HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, 31 July 1887
Home Town: Ballarat, Central Highlands, Victoria
Schooling: Golden Point State School, Ballarat
Occupation: Seaman
Died: Accidental (Drowned in accidental loss of vessel), St George's Channel, Papua New Guinea, 14 September 1914, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
(at sea) Plymouth Naval Memorial
Tree Plaque: Ballarat Avenue of Honour
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Golden Point State School, Crib Point RAN WW1 Roll of Honour (Panel 1), Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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Non Warlike Service

14 Dec 1912: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman

World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Engine Room Artificer III, SN 7291, HMAS AE1 (Submarine), German New Guinea

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