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Regimental number4729
Place of birthNorth Shields, Northumberland, England
SchoolLepevers Penninsula School
Age on arrival in Australia9
AddressRobert Street, Peterhead, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Hendry, Robert Street, Peterhead, South Australia
Previous military serviceFour years military training
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He enlisted at the age of 18 years and left Australia for France on 11th April, 1916 and was killed in action on 18th July, 1918 after nearly three years service." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 18 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death20.10
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 8), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emma HENDRY, robert Street, Sandwell, South Australia. Native of North Shields, Northumberland, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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