John Joseph Braithwaite

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Joseph
Last Name: 
Braithwaite
Date of Birth: 
Monday, October 2, 1893
Mother's Name: 
Clara Braithwaite nee Richardson
Father's Name: 
Ishmael Braithwaite
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, November 25, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Lance Corporal
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, August 21, 1965
Place of Death: 
Turramurra, N.S.W.
Details: 

John Joseph Braithwaite (Service No 5050) was born in Nowra, N.S.W.

At enlistment he was 21 years old, single and worked as a printer for the Nowra Leader. John joined his brother Alfred Braithwaite (Service No 5049), on the Waratah March and served with him in the 1st Battalion. He embarked on SS Makarini with the 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement, on 1st April 1916. John disembarked in France on 17th May 1916 and joined the 1st Battalion in France, on 18th June 1916. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 28th November 1917 and has no wounding on file. John was admitted to hospital a number of times due to sickness. He was the last of 3 brothers to return to Australia in February 1919. John was discharged medically unfit on 25th May 1919.

John enlisted for service in Bundaberg, Qld, in WW2 and served as Lieutenant Braithwaite (Service No  Q207527) with the 10th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps from 28th April 1942 until 30th April 1944.

John died in Sydney, N.S.W., in 1965.

He is commemorated for his service on the Nowra Post Office, Showground and Public School Rolls of Honour.

John's brother's Alfred Ishmael Braithwaite (Service No 5049 ) and Henry James Braithwaite (Service No ) also served and returned to Australia.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BRAITHWAITE J J

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