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metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.title: John Irwin
Name: Irwin, John Foster Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2886
Place of Birth: Braidwood (N.S.W.)
Next of Kin: John Hore - friend ; Pine Creek, N.T.
Biographical notes: Irwin was a tin miner north of Horseshoe Creek in 1912. Employment arranged with a horse breeder from 13 May 1919 – 13 August 1919 at Kirkcudbright, Scotland. It states in his service record that he was a good student and completed the course.
Occupation: Miner
Date of Enlistment: 5-Jun-1916
Age at Enlistment: 38
Place of Enlistment: Darwin
Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 6
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1962-05-21
Place of Death: Bonalbo (N.S.W.)
Service History: Irwin's unit embarked from Brisbane on board HMAT A36 'Boonah' on 21 October 1916. On nominal roll as sapper with the 10th Field Company Engineers. Wounded in action in France on 20 April 1918 and reported wounded in the Brisbane Courier on 18 May 1918, but not listed as wounded by the Red Cross. Returned to Australia via 'Euripides' 25 October 1919 and discharged on 9 December 1919.
Related link: Embarkation Record - HMAT A36 'Boonah'.
"Our Boys at the Front", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 8 June 1918: p.12.
Nominal Roll
Service Record
"Wounded", The Brisbane Courier, 18 May 1918: p.5.
"Mr John Irwin...", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 9 August 1912: p.2.
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: ANZAC
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
Appears in Collections:Returned ANZACs

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