John James (Jack) BRAY

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BRAY, John James

Service Number: 1604
Enlisted: 7 May 1912
Last Rank: Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS AE1 (Submarine)
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, 1892
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Serviceman
Died: Drowned, St George's Channel, Papua New Guinea, St George's Channel, New Pomerania, Bismarck Archipelago, German New Guinea, 14 September 1914
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lost at Sea, Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crib Point RAN WW1 Roll of Honour (Panel 1), Eaglehawk St Peter's Honour Roll, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea, Teneriffe Submariners Walk
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Non Warlike Service

7 May 1912: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Recruit

World War 2 Service

7 May 1912: Enlisted SN 1604

World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Stoker, SN 1604, HMAS AE1 (Submarine), German New Guinea

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Greater Bendigo's first local casualty