Toole, Air Mechanic Class II John Henry (1650)

AFC Details

John Toole came from Allenton, Victoria, and was a Telegraphist, aged 27, when he joined the AIF in Melbourne on 20 October 1916. After a course at a Signal School, he transferred to the AFC in May 1917 before embarking on HMAT A74 Marathon in Sydney on 10 May. He was trained as a Wireless Operator after he arrived in the UK and was posted to the 3rd (Army) Brigade, Australian Field Artillery when he was posted to France in November. In July 1918 he was wounded in the back and evacuated to England. After recovery, he was posted back to France in October, when he was attached to No 1 Aircraft Depot, RAF. He became ill with influenza on 11 February 1919, and was taken to hospital.

He died from influenza at No 20 Casualty Clearing Station on 19 February 1919.

AMII J H Toole is buried in Grave G 10 at Charleroi Communal Cemetery, France.

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