John William HADDOCK

John William Haddock Photo:
Australian War Memorial
Birthplace
Brisbane
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Optician
Enlisted
24-July-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
29
Status
Single
Service No
3361
Rank
Private
Unit
9th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
21-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
09-August-1918
Place
Amiens, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Fouilloy Communal Cemetery, France
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

John Haddock landed in France from Egypt in June 1916 assigned to the 13th Machine Gun Company. In March 1917 he was wounded in action by shrapnel and transferred to London’s Spalding Hall Hospital. He then trained at Grantham Machine Gun School before returning to France in October. In April 1918 he joined the newly-formed 4th Machine Gun Company. At the Battle of Amiens on 8 August he was wounded in action and evacuated to the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance depot where he died the next day.

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