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Kingdon, John William (6392) aka Balkan, Eric aka Stanlake, John William

Place of Birth: North Carlton, VIC

Age: 21 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 24 June 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 6392            view online service record

103 Newey Street
North Carlton, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Lodge (aunt)
103 Newey Street
North Carlton, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 11 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 20th Reinforcements

RTA: Tuesday, 26 December 1916
Discharged: Saturday, 10 March 1917

Father: Joseph William Kingdon, 290 Ross Street, Port Melbourne. Re-enlisted 2 April 1918, RTA 26 November 1918, discharged 6 January 1919.


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 31, 2016 4.07 pm 0Likes

    WW2 enlistments suggest he was John Joseph KINGDON, born Port Melbourne 25 February, 1900 and well under age when he enlisted (almost certainly the reason for a false name).

    He had two periods of service in WW2: serving as VX20674, Sergeant, 1st Signalling Corps, locality, Caulfield, NOK Joseph KINGDON, discharged 5 May, 1942. Re-enlisted 20 May, 1942 serving as V186933, Private, 2nd Army Signals, locality Windsor, NOK Katherine KINGDON, discharged 16 June, 1942.

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