John KERIN

KERIN, John

Service Number: 7391
Enlisted: 17 December 1912
Last Rank: Leading Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS AE2 (Submarine)
Born: Currawarna, New South Wales, Australia, 5 November 1885
Home Town: Coolamon, Coolamon, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 18 May 1947, aged 61 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
http://www.catholiccemeteries.com.au/cemeteries/rookwood/
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Non Warlike Service

17 Dec 1912: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker

World War 1 Service

30 Jun 1919: Involvement Leading Stoker, SN 7391, HMAS AE2 (Submarine)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Anne KERIN
Of Coolamon, NSW
On leaving school he was employed as a fireman.
Enlisted in RAN 17 December 1912 for 5 year engagement.
Qualified as a Diver 29 August 1913
Served on Submarine 01 January 1915 - 30 June 1915
Prisoner of War in Turkey
He was imprisoned mainly at Belemedik. He survived his time as a Prisoner of War but was ill with influenza when he arrived back in London in December 1918. He took a month to recover.
After his return to Australia he was discharged at own request on expired engagement 30 June 1919
He was later employed as a boilermaker.
Died 18 May 1947 suddenly at his residence 21 Craigend Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW
Buried Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney.

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