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Private 2612

57th Battalion

Shepparton, Victoria

His father, John Ashworth Daniell of Wycheproof (formally of Foster)

Melbourne 31/7/1915

Age 18 years 3 months, 5'7", 10 stone 6 pounds, brown eyes and light brown hair.

Church of England

School teacher at Leongatha State School

He was killed in action on 15/7/1916 when a shell exploded near him while attending to a fallen comrade.

He was buried in the Rue De Bois Cemetery Nord Pas de Calais south west of Armentieres

He attended Leongatha High School before becoming a junior teacher at Leongatha State School

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.



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DANIELL, John Moore

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