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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Maddocks, John Henry (4828)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 21 years 3 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 25 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4828            view online service record

171 Station Street
Box Hill, VIC

Next of Kin:
Edward Maddocks (father)
171 Station Street
Box Hill, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 7 March 1916
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion – 15th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 59 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, aged 22, commemorated Ration Farm Military Cemetery (La Chapelle d’Armentieres, France.

Parents: Edward and Mrs Elizabeth Ann MADDOCKS, born Port Melbourne, educated Box Hill SS, also Central Business College and Australia Coaching College. He enlisted as a 21-year-old clerk with his parents in Box Hill. He was posted Missing, 19 July, 1916, later confirmed killed in action as at that date by a Court of Enquiry in July, 1917, “presumed buried in No Man’s Land”.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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