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8th Battalion D Coy

New South Wales

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

Dollar, Victoria

Age 22 years, 5'9", 151 pounds, light brown eyes and black hair.

Church of England

Coal wheeler

He was killed in action on 18/8/1916 at Pozieres

He is buried at Sunken Road Cemetery Contalmaison

His mother lived in Dollar. He was the half brother of Joseph Lamb who also died in the war.

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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