John Joseph Ryan

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Ryan
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 30, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
20th Battalion
Company: 
C Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Details: 

John Ryan (Service No 4265) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1891.

At the time of enlistment he was single, 24 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Bulli, NSW.  John had listed his sister, Mrs Jakins of the Royal Hotel Woonona, as next of kin.

John embarked on HMAT A67 - Orsova with the 20th Battalion, C Company on 11 March 1916.  John joined the 20th Battalion in France on 3 August 1916 and saw service until 22 August 1916 when he was wounded in action. 

John was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of gun shot wounds to his chest and thigh. He remained in England in 1917 and was returned to his unit in 1918.

John suffered a gun shot wound to his right foot on 9 March 1918 and then a gun shot wound to his left wrist on 13 June 1918.  There was an enquiry into these injuries.

John was returned to Australia in December 1918 and discharged as medically unfit on 8 September 1919.

 

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