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Reginald Bramley BALME

Regimental number1795
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolHaileybury College, Brighton, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Arthur Balme, Continental Hotel, Claremont, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 9 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 March 1917
Place of death or woundingLille, France
Date of death14 March 1917
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row , Grave No. 37), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Agnes Balme. Native of Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 625 Lt Charles Harold BALME, 33rd Bn, returned to Australia, 17 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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