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Regimental number2072
Place of birthKempsey, Macleay River, New South Wales
SchoolKempsey High School, New South Wales
AddressBulgong via Wingham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, John Gilfillan, Kempsey, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 May 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTancrez Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave No. 10), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Laura GILFILLAN, Bulga, Wingham, New South Wales. Native of Kempsey, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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