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Clarence Edward BACKWAY

Regimental number5648
Place of birthTalbot, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHope Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Backway, Hope Street, Maryborough, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1916
Place of enlistmentMaryborough, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 September 1919
Discharge date9 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 14 Lance Corporal Albert James BACKWAY, 39th Bn, killed in action, 28 January 1917; 3239 Lance Corporal Leslie George BACKWAY, 5th Bn, killed in action, 20 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 5 September 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 9 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BACKWAY Clarence Edward

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