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John "Jack" Lockett
(Army - WWI)
A farmer in the north of Victoria, Jack decided to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) at the age of 25 at Mildura in March 1916. He joined D Company in the 38th Battalion with the rank of private. Jack's battalion was sent to France in November 1916 to form part of the 10th Brigade, 3rd Division. Promoted in May 1917 to Lance Corporal, Jack had achieved the rank of Sergeant by the end of year. In 1918 he saw active service in France with the 38th Battalion in Marrett Wood, Dernancourt, Morlincourt, Proyart, Bray, Suzanne, Vaux and Clary. Jack returned to Australia on 5 August 1919 and was discharged from the AIF in September. Listen to interview Listen to interview
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