MULLER, John Francis
(Service number N/N)
|Aliases||Enlisted as John Francis MILLER|
|First Rank||Last Rank|
|Date||20 October 1871||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||7 March 1917||Age||45 years|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs W. F. BENNETTS (sister), Kaitangata, New Zealand|
|Served with||Australian Imperial Force||Served in||Army|
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|Date||21 May 1917||Reason||Permanently unfit for Active Service.|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Place of Death||Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Kalgoorlie Cemetery, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Francis Muller was born on 20 October 1871 at Timaru, the younger son of John and Margaret (née Madden) Muller. His father John who was from Prussia, was naturalised in 1865; his mother Margaret came from Tipperary, Ireland. They were buried at Timaru, as were their daughters, Honora and Agnes.
He enlisted, as John Francis Miller, with the Australian Imperial Force at Kalgoorlie, Western Australia on 7 March 1917. He was 45 years old, born at Timaru, a miner, single and Roman Catholic. His nominated next-of-kin was his sister – Mrs W. F. Bennetts, Kaitangata, N.Z. Agnes Mary Muller married William Frederick Bennetts in 1892. His permanent address was Golden Dream Lease, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He was discharged on 21 May 1917 at Perth, Western Australia, as permanently unfit for active service.
John Francis Muller died in 1941 at Kalgoorlie and was buried in the Kalgoorlie Cemetery.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 April 2020]; Find a Grave [17 April 2020]; Australian Death index (Western Australia Registry Online Indexes) [17 April 2020]
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