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Mitchell, John Edward (1717)

Place of Birth: Williamstown, VIC

Age: 33 years 9 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 21 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 1717            view online service record

24 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Ada Mitchell (wife)
24 McCormack Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 58th Infantry Battalion – 2nd Reinforcements

DOD: Monday, 10 December 1917
Place: Bulford, England

Private, 60th Infantry, 10 December, 1917, England, commemorated Bulford Church Cemetery, Wiltshire, England.

Wife: Mrs Ada MITCHELL, born Williamstown. Mitchell was shown as a 33-year-old labourer when he enlisted with his wife at 24 McCormack Street, Port Melbourne, later in Coburg. Mitchell died from arsenical dermatitis at No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital at Bulford after previously being wounded in France. No circular returned – the AWM Roll of Honour gives his place of association as South Melbourne; McCormack Street (although in Port Melbourne), is shown as South Melbourne in many of the records within his archive.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

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