John William Madgwick

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Madgwick
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Madgwick nee Chapman
Father's Name: 
George Madgwick
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, January 24, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, January 27, 1957
Place of Death: 
Newcastle, N.S.W.
Details: 

John William Madgwick (Service No 5736), was born in Parramatta, N.S.W., in 1886.

At enlistment, he was single, 28 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.

John embarked on HMAT A55 Kyarra, with 4th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement, on 13th June 1916, arriving in England, on 3rd August.

He joined 4th Battalion in France, on 23rd September 1916, and saw service on the Western Front until early 1917. John was admitted to hospital with illness, and repatriated to Australia, in April 1917. He was discharged medically unfit, on 6th September 1917.

In 1917, John married Gertrude Eades and they had 2 children.

John died on 27th January 1957.

His brother, Reginald Madgwick (Service No 5162), also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MADGWICK JOHN WILLIAM

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