John Fadden

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Fadden
Mother's Name: 
Euphemia (nee Scott)
Father's Name: 
Richard Fadden
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, April 15, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
54th Battalion
Company: 
5th Reinforcement
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, April 26, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds recieved
Details: 

John Fadden (Service No.2400) was born in Kiama, NSW, in 1887 one of 8 children. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old labourer. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas with the 54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcements on 30th September 1916.

After training in England he arrived in France in January 1917. In April 1917 he was back in England hospitalised for treatment of trench foot. He returned to his unit in December 1917. Soon after, during intense fighting to stop the German advance, he was caught in a severe gas attack on 17th April 1918. He was evacuated to 9th General hospital for treatment but he died on 26th April 1918.

He is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen France. Block P, Plot IX, Row N, Grave 20.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FADDEN J

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