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Founding Member General Sir John Monash GCMG KCB VD

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Surname
Asher
First names
John Henry
Rank
Lieutenant
Service No.
1189
Date of Death
2/9/1917
Hebrew Date
15 Elul 5677
Hebrew Date
ט״ו בֶּאֱלוּל תרע״ז
Age at Death
27
How Died
Killed in Action
Where Died
Bailleul, France
Cemetery
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Service Details
11th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF
Served
Egypt, Western front
Occupation
School teacher
Age at Enlistment
24
Place of Enlistment
Warwick Farm Depot, NSW
Locality on Enlistment
Dapto, Wooloongong, New South Wales
Religion
Attested "SA" but has a Star of David on gravestone. However, it is unlikely that he was Jewish. See notes.
Gender
Male
Date of Enlistment
20/8/1915
Date of Discharge
Country of Enlistment
Australia
Notes
Born Hurstville, New South Wales. Son of Daniel ASHER & Hannah née DREW both interred at St Marys Anglican Cemetery, Denham Court, Campbelltown City, NSW. Brother of 6276 Driver Charles ASHER, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918. Charles attested as Church of England and married Hannah Sophie SHAW at St Mary's Church, Denham Court Church of England on 14 August 1920. Husband of Maisie Heath née RAINBOW, C/- Mr Henry Rainbow, "Kelvin", Mittagong, NSW (executor of will). Maisie died 1 January 1981 and her cremated remains are at Woronora Memorial Park, Sutherland, NSW, Section JJ, Rose Garden 13, 0028.

 
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