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Wood, Jonathan (289)

Place of Birth: Brighton, VIC

Age: 19 years 10 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 8 February 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 289            view online service record

113 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Ann Wood (mother)
113 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 10 May 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion

RTA: Monday, 22 December 1919
Discharged: Monday, 5 April 1920

Chaplain-General A T Holden wrote to Jonathan’s parents in November 1916, who were then living at 1 Michie Street, Port Melbourne letting them know that their son had just returned to London from the Somme and he was well and cheerful. The report in the Standard in February 1917 reveals that Jonathan’s middle name was Falkingham and that prior to enlisting he worked as a carpenter for builders, Lidston & Falkingham, Collingwood.

1917 ‘Private J. F. Wood Well.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 February, p. 2. , viewed 30 Dec 2016,

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