John Moore Daniell

Daniell  JackName    John Moore Daniell

Number    Private 2612

Battalion      57th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Shepparton 

Next of Kin   His father, John Ashworth Daniell of Wycheproof (formally of Foster)

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 31/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 18 years 3 months, 5’7 ¾”,

10 stone 6 pounds, brown eyes and light brown hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   School teacher at Leongatha State School

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on 15/7/1916 when a shell exploded near him while he was attending to a fallen comrade.

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried in the Rue De Bois Cemetery Fleurbaix

Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais France south west of Armentieres

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He attended Leongatha High School before becoming a junior teacher at Leongatha State School

Military History

  • He is on the Leongatha State School Honour Roll
  • He was a past student Leongatha High School 1913 and 1914
  • 31/8/15 He enlisted in Shepparton
  • 27/10/15 He left Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses
  • He was originally in the 23rd Battalion 6th reinforcement
  • 22/2/16 He transferred to the 58th Battalion
  • 15/3/16 He transferred to the 57th battalion
  • 15/7/16 He was killed in action

His entry in the Education Department Record of War Service 1914-1918.

John M Daniell was only son of John Daniell of Wycheproof, attended Leongatha High School in 1913 and 14, and at the time of his enlistment had entered on his duties as a junior teacher at Leongatha. Resigning his post at the school he enlisted at the age of 17, a fine youth with exceptional physique, 5 ft 11 in in height, and trained as an athlete. Accepted on the 31st of July 1915, he embarked with the 6th reinforcement of the 23rd Battalion in October.  While training at Tel el Kebir, he was transferred on the 23rd of February 1916 to the 57th Battalion, with which unit he went to France. He was killed on the 15th of July by the explosion of a shell, while attending a fallen comrade.

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