John James Remilton

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
James
Last Name: 
Remilton
Mother's Name: 
Margaret (nee Lewis)
Father's Name: 
John Remilton
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
56th Battalion
Company: 
D Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, October 2, 1917
Place of Death: 
Belgium
Cause of Death: 
Died of wounds received
Details: 

John Remilton (Service No 3107) was born in Thirroul, NSW about 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a married 23 year old miner. He had married Cecelia Tucker in 1913. He left his wife and young son on 8th October 1915 when he embarked on HMAT 69 Warilda with 10th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion. After arriving in Egypt he was transferred to D Company, 56th Battalion and served with them as a Lewis Gunner on the Western Front.

He saw service in France from 29th June 1916 until he was wounded in action on 20th July 1916. John returned to D Company on 24th July after treatment. On 30th August 1916 he was admitted to a Casualty Clearing Station suffering from Appendicitis. He recovered and served without incident until 2nd April 1918 when he was wounded in gas attack on the trenches. In September John was serving in the Ypres sector around Westhoek Ridge. On 18th October 1917 he was wounded when hit by a shell. John suffered multiple wounds and was evacuated to 17th Casualty Clearing Station but died at 11 45 am.

John is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Plot XXV, Row F, Grave 12a.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, REMILTON JOHN JAMES

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