John Henry Tracey

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Tracey
Alternate Spelling: 
Tracy
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, December 30, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
13th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, November 6, 1916
Place of Death: 
Essex, England
Cause of Death: 
Heart failure, pneumonia
Details: 

John Tracey (Service No 1626 or 1526) was born in London around 1878.

At enlistment John was single, 29 years old, employed as a fireman, and lived in Bulli, N.S.W.

He embarked from Sydney with 13th Battalion on 11th February 1915.  After he arrived in Egypt he was sent on to Gallipoli and landed on 30th April 1915.

John was wounded in action on 29th May 1915 and admitted to hospital on Gallipoli for treatment.  He was evacuated to Egypt and subsequently returned to Australia in September 1915.

On 22nd August 1916 John embarked from Sydney with 19th Reinforcements, 13th Battalion on HMAT A18 Wiltshire and arrived in England on 13th October 1916.

On 1st November 1916 John was admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia. He died of heart failure and pneumonia on 6th November 1916 and is buried in Leytonstone (St Patrick) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Essex: Plot II, Row 4, Grave 37.

There is some confusion with John Tracey's papers, with differing names and Service Numbers.  His details record the ages of 29 & 36, and occupations as fireman and labourer, however both give his sister,  Ann Neal of Bow, London as his next-of-kin.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, TRACEY JOHN HENRY

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