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Murray Joseph BACKUS

Regimental number55568
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPrinter
Address136 Buckley Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Johnson, 136 Buckley Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military service52nd Infantry
Enlistment date19 January 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia
Other detailsAlso served in World War II as N221662.

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