John Henry Jordan

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Jordan
Date of Birth: 
Friday, November 11, 1892
Mother's Name: 
Henrietta Jordan (nee Sweetingham)
Father's Name: 
James Jordan
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, May 31, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
4th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, August 16, 1916
Place of Death: 
Mouquet Farm, France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

John Jordan (Service No 2621) was born in Mount Morgan, QLD and attended Mount Morgan State Boys School. At the time of enlistment John was a single 22 year old labourer who had served in the Cadets. He was living and working in Port Kembla, NSW and had a brother living there as well.

John embarked on HMAT A54 Runic with 8th Reinforcements, 4th Battalion on 9th August, 1915. He arrived in Egypt and was admitted to hospital sick at Mudros on 2nd December, 1915. John Jordan's file is difficult to read due to poor condition and lack of detail, so it is not clear if he saw service on Gallipoli but he arrived in France with 4th Battalion on 30th March, 1916.

John was killed in action on 16th August, 1916 while fighting at Mouquet Farm. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneaux.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, JORDAN JOHN HENRY

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