John Sparks

Sparks-JohnName    John Sparks

Number    935

Battalion   8th Battalion D Coy

Place of Birth   New South Wales

Next of kin  Mr. John Sparks of Wonthaggi, his mother Mrs. Hannah Lamb (formerly Sparks) of Dollar

Date and place of enlistment   Dollar

Physical details on enlistment   Age 22 years, 5’ 9”, 151 pounds, light brown eyes and black hair.

Religion   Church of England

Occupation   Coal wheeler

Date and place of death   He was killed in action on 18/8/1916 at Pozieres

Location of grave or memorial

He is buried at Sunken Road Cemetery Contalmaison

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

His mother lived in Dollar

He was the half brother of Joseph Lamb who also died in the war.

 Military History

  • He enlisted in Dollar and was placed in H Coy 8th Battalion
  • 19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benalla
  • He was at Gallipoli
  • 6/6 or 12/6/15 He was wounded in the right foot
  • 7/6 or 13/6/15 He went to hospital
  • 6/7/15 He went back to his unit at Gallipoli.
  • 26/3/16 He embarked Alexandria on the Empress of Britain
  • 31/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 29/4/16 He became a Lance Corporal
  • 11/8/16 He became a Corporal
  • 18/8/16 He was killed in action

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