Studio portrait of 1572 Private (later Lieutenant) John Alphonsus Lennon (also known as John ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05248.076
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of 1572 Private (later Lieutenant) John Alphonsus Lennon (also known as John Lennon), 22nd Battalion of Landsborough, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Berrima (A35) on 28 June 1915. He was promoted Lieutenant on 15 February 1918. On 9 June 1918, aged 27, he was killed in action during activity on the Somme front line, France. He is buried in the Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.