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Regimental number1742
Place of birthChristchurch New Zealand
AddressCulwarra Mans Avenue, Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, R Melville, 52 Hewitts Road, Merryvale Christchurch, New Zealand
Enlistment date19 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Division Sanitation Section
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.
Date: 6 October 1919

Date of death30 July 1974

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