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Alfred VENN

Regimental number92
Place of birthWaipukurau, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
SchoolDurback Public School
Other trainingWorked as an Engineer
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
Address45 Argyle Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinBrother, Walter Venn, 172 Castle Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military serviceAustralasian Navy
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentAble Bodied Driver
Unit name1st Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollABD
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XVI, Row D, Grave No. 18) Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Martha Jane VENN, 7 Swan Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Miscellaneous detailsSee 665 Alfred VENN for first period of service (AN&MEF).

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