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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",

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.


DANIELL, John Moore

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