John (Jack) MABLY



Service Number: 3020
Enlisted: 17 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: St. Minver, Cornwall, United Kingdom, 1896
Home Town: Port Lincoln, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Schooling: Model School, Port Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation: Driver
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 April 1917
Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery
Bancourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 3), France Personal Inscription HE FREELY OFFERED LIFE AND ALL
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

17 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia, Australia
14 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, 12th Infantry Battalion
14 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Thursday 31 May 1917


News has been received by Mrs. W. J. Sowden, of Hampden, that her eldest son (Lance-Corporal Jack Mably) had died on April 7 of wounds received in France. He was 20 years of age. Prior to enlisting with the 12th Battalion two years ago, deceased was employed by Messrs. Bowshall Brothers, bakers, of Rosewater. He was well liked by all who knew him. He received his promotion to the rank of lance- corporal while fighting in France.


Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Sep 1896   [probably] Mably John Bodmin 5c 77.

St Minver (Cornish: Sen Menvra) is the name of an ecclesiastical parish, a civil parish and a village in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

The civil parish of St Minver is in Bodmin Registration District and is nominally divided into St Minver Highlands (to the north and east) and St Minver Lowlands (to the west).

The combined parish is bounded on the south and west by the estuary of the River Camel, on the north by the Atlantic coast, and on the east by the parishes of St Endellion and St Kew

Son of John and Annie Mably, of Camden Park, South Australia. 

Enlistment date June 1915 12th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement