Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: 1882

Birthplace: Geelong

Parents: Father: John Diamond, Mother: Ann Ferris

Awards and Honours

  • 1914-1915 Star
  • British War Medal 1914-20


3rd Reinforcements, 9th Light Horse Regiment; 3rd Light Horse Reserve Reg.; Anzac Signal Squadron; 2nd LH Field Ambulance



Regimental Service Number: 689

Enlistment date: 9 November, 1914 Hamilton

Age at enlistment: 32 years 8 months

Address at enlistment: C/- Frank Millet, Sunbury

Religion: Roman Catholic

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Maggie Howard (sister Mrs C Howard),
Green St., Richmond

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 129 pounds Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Bluish
Hair: Reddish
Distinctive marks: None

Embarkation ship: HMAT Mashobra A47.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 28 December, 1917

Return Vessel: Tofua.

War Service Summary

29/01/1915 - Broadmeadows commanding officer certifies attestation without signature. (Attestation missing p9 Service Record)
06/03/1916 to 05/06/1916 3rd Reserve LH Regiment
06/06/1916 to 10/09/1916 Anzac Signal Sqdn.
11/09/1916 - 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance. While attached to Light Horse Regiment, works in Field Ambulance, as a batman, but cannot carry out duties - sick. Previous occupation was a shearer.
Service Record does not carry Johns signature on enlistment.
Discharged 16/03/1918 

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Additional Information

Another John Diamond # 2289 gives evidence in Red Cross Report for Capt. James McPherson's death


Australian War Memorial
Service Record