John William HORAN

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Labourer
Enlisted
18-January-1916
Place
Enoggera
Age
38
Status
Single
Service No
3406A
Rank
Private
Unit
31st Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
Embarked
04-May-1916
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
24-April-1918
Place
Villers-Bretonneux, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

 Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial. 

 

John Horan arrived in France in March 1918 and transferred to the 52nd Battalion. Seven weeks later he was killed in action on the eve of the legendary Anzac Day attack at Villers-Bretonneux. His body was never found.