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Mitchell, John Tyler (1888–1918)

John Tyler Mitchell, n.d. photographer unknown

John Tyler Mitchell, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

JOHN TYLER MITCHELL was born at Narellan, New South Wales, on 30th November, 1888, the son of Mr. John and Mrs. Sarah Mitchell. He was educated at the Public Schools at Narellan, Hanbury and Hamilton and East Maitland High School. John Tyler Mitchell matriculated in 1906, with the intention of entering the Sydney University and eventually graduating. He was fond of sports, and proved a very proficient cricketer, scoring centuries in several country matches. He entered the service of the Bank at Newcastle on 13th March, 1907, and was transferred to Lismore as ledger-keeper in June, to Fitzroy.

Enlisting in October, 1915, he left Australia as a private in the 41st Battalion. He was promoted to sergeant and eventually to first-lieutenant. He fought during the great offensive on the Somme, and was killed in action near Clery on 1st September, 1918. He was one of the most popular officers of his battalion, being of a happy, kindly and unassuming disposition.

On one occasion a number of recruits whom he had trained for France made the request that he should take them over and that he should be their officer there. They carried him

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John Tyler Mitchell, n.d. photographer unknown

John Tyler Mitchell, n.d. photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour