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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Maher J    Cpl    340    John               37 Inf Bn    36    Property master    Married    R C        

Address:    Kensington, The  Ridgeway, 27    

Next of Kin:    Maher, Evangeline Julia, Mrs, wife, 27 The Ridgeway, Kensington    

Enlisted:    5 Jan 1916        

Embarked:     A34 Persic 3 Jun 1916    

Prior service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers, India, 4.5 years.


This kitbag was painted and used by 340 Corporal (later Sergeant) John Maher either before he left Australia, or on the troopship carrying him to Europe. Maher was born in Ireland in 1882 and was a property master living in Kensington in Melbourne when he enlisted on 5 January 1916.





War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

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