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Number Private 3992

Battalion 57th Battalion then the 10th
Machine Gun Company

Place of Birth Korumburra

Next of Kin His father, Joseph Patrick Sherry
of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment 23/12/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 22 years and 10 months,
5'4" 138 pounds, blue eyes and brown hair

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation farm worker

Date and place of death

He was killed in action on the 29/9/18

Location of grave or memorial

He was buried near the place where he fell and was moved to Unicorn Cemetery Vendhuile France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He and his family lived in Leongatha

Military History

23/12/15 He enlisted
8/2/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Warilda
He was placed in the 5th reinforcement of the 24th Battalion
He was then transferred to the 57th
He was in the same battalion as Jock Patterson
16/4/16 He was transferred to the artillery in the 10th Machine Gun Company
21/4/16 He was mustered as a gunner
5/5/16 He went to hospital ill
17/5/16 He was transferred to England
20/11/16 He returned to France
27/12/16 He was ill in hospital and went to England
12/2/17 He returned to France
4/6/17 He was admitted to hospital in France suffering from tonsillitis and stayed there until 12/6/17
3/7/17 He had influenza
7/7/17 He returned to duty
13/7/17 He was wounded in action but still on duty
8/9/17 He was absent from his billet after 9pm and received 4 days detention
11/9/17 He went to hospital with influenza
15/9/17 He returned to his unit
17/11/17 He is sick with laryngitis
20/11/17 He went to England
22/11/17 He went to Norwich War Hospital
8/12/17 He is discharged from Norwich and went to Bracondale
12/12/17 A court ordered him to lose 4 days pay for being absent without leave on 4/5/17
14/12/17 He rejoined his unit
12/2/18 He was with the 3rd auxiliary Dartord
4/3/18 He was in Dartford
16/3/18 He was in London
2/7/18 He travelled overseas from Folkstone
3/7/18 He moved to base camp
* 10/7/18 He joined his unit

28/8/18 He was sick in hospital
25/9/18 He returned to his Battalion
29/9/18 He was killed in action
His effects were, a testament, two note books, purse, rosary and photos,
His remains were exhumed and placed in Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile. A notice for this was dated January 29th 1924
In July 1922 his father asked for his plaque and eventually received it.


SHERRY, John William Henry

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