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
- 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