John DURKIN

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DURKIN, John

Service Number: 73
Enlisted: 27 July 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Dalziel, Motherwell, Scotland, April 1887
Home Town: Rockhampton, Rockhampton, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Slater
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 September 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot IV, Row S, Grave No. 8 INSCRIPTION GREATLY LOVED, DEEPLY MOURNED YET CHRIST WILL JOIN THE BROKEN LINK
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Motherwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 73, Brisbane, Queensland
9 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 73, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 73, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wandilla, Melbourne
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 73, 31st Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

31st Battalion, Headquarters.Australian Infantry, A.I.F., . Cornet Bandsman, No. 1 Australian Band.

He was 32 and the son of Peter and Margaret Durkin; Peter lived at Newry, Ireland; .husband of Lily Durkin, of 35, Front Ellers, Ulverston, Lancs., England.

Enlistment date 27 July 1915

Age at embarkation 28

His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on 9 November 1915