John William Mooney

Name   John William Mooney

Number    Private 4751

Battalion   22nd Battalion

Place of Birth   Welshpool

Next of Kin   T Hanily of Meeniyan Railway Station

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne 8/1/1916

Physical details on enlistment   Age 22 years 11 months, 172 pounds, 5’ 11”, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation Railway porter

Date and place of death He was killed in action on 3/5/1917

Location of grave or memorial He has his name on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Tarwin

 Military History

  • 8/1/16 He enlisted in Melbourne
  • 4/4/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Euripides
  • 19/11/16 He went to France from Folkestone
  • 27/9/16 He was admitted to hospital with scabies.
  • 8/10/16 He was discharged and returned to active service.
  • 3/5/17 He is killed in action
  • 14/11/17 Richard Little wrote a letter to the army about John’s will.
  • In his will he left 50 pounds to have a tombstone erected with engraving over his dear father’s grave. 10 pounds to the eldest son of Mr. G T Scholes railway employee of Leongatha. 10 pounds to Mrs. Douglas 55 Haines St North Melbourne. 10 pounds to Mr. Hanily of Meeniyan also any buggies, or harness. The remainder of the money goes to his dear cousin Winnie Winch of St Kilda.
  • The Victorian Railways wrote seeking the name and address of John’s next of kin, as he was a former employee of the railways

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