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

Styles, John Ernest (3921)

Place of Birth: Richmond, VIC

Age: 22 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 3 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3921 view online service record

c/o Mrs Maggie Waller,
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
John Styles (father)
c/o Mrs Maggie Waller,
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 8 February 1916
Ship: HMAT Warilda A69
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 9th Reinforements

DOW: Wednesday, 9 May 1917
Place: France

Private, 21 Infantry, died of wounds 9 May, 1917, France, aged 24, commemorated Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France

3921  (Father: John STYLES, wife : Elsie May STYLES  Born Richmond, educated Richmond SS.     Enlisted with father shown as c-o Mrs Maggie WALLER?, Esplanade, Port Melbourne, later changed to his wife in Frankston, Woodend at the time the circular was returned. The connection seems thin, but his name was included on the Honour Board at the Town Hall.  Known as Jack, he left one son, Ernest.  Wounded at Bullecourt while volunteering as a stretcher bearer, died 3 Canadian General Hospital six days later)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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