John Wilfred Donovan

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Donovan, Private John Wilfred no.3038

35th Battalion 7th Reinforcements.

Kilbride Street, Hurlstone Park.


Born 1887, son of Patrick and Jane Donovan.

Enlisted 28/11/1916, aged 29.



Next of kin, father, Patrick Donovan, Kilbride Street, Hurlstone Park. Private Donovan was living at Glebe at enlistment.

Embarked from Sydney 24/1/1917 per HMAT A68 Anchises.

Returned to Australia 3/5/1919.

Married Amy Gooud 1926.

Monument, Euston Road, Hurlstone Park.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 20/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002