John Nolan

First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Nolan
Father's Name: 
Thomas Nolan
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 18, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Corporal
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Company: 
C
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Thursday, August 22, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

John Nolan (Service No 265) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. around 1892.

When he enlisted he was a single 22 year old labourer.

John embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with the 4th Battalion C Company on 20th October 1914.  He arrived in Egypt but does not appear to have gone to Gallipoli, serving insteand in Egypt.

He went to France with the 4th Battalion on 5th April 1916 and saw action at Poziere.  John was wounded while fighting in July 1916.  He was admitted to hospital in England on 28th July 1916 for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his arm.

On 10th January 1917, while he was in England, he married Florence Ada Jukes. He returned to his unit on 2nd May 1917 and was promoted to Corporal in the field on 8th July 1917.

John was admitted to hospital on 25th January 1918 and treated for appendicitis.  He went back to France and was killed in action on 22nd August 1918. He is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Plot II, Row C, Grave 15.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, NOLAN JOHN

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