Born at Glamorgan, Wales, Methodist. Enlisted at Fremantle 28 April 1916 age 29, miner. Nok wife, Rose Anne Rees of 151 Mandurah Rd, Sth Fremantle. Embarked at Fremantle 30 October 1916 per A16 Port Melbourne. Served in France 1917-1918. RTA June 1919 per Konigin Luise. Service medals: BWM and VM. Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls. John Rees died at Alfred Cove on 6 August 1968 age 82.