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Reginald Charles HILLYARD

Regimental number2996
Place of birthHockington near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
Place of birthHeckington, Lincs. England
SchoolEdward V1, Norwich, England
Other trainingBook-keeper and Accountant
Age on arrival in Australia35
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressSapphiretown, Central Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation43
Next of kinBrother, Rev Percy Hillyard, West Somerset, Cape Colony, South Africa
Previous military serviceHeld Masters Certificate obtained through Naval Volunteers, London, England
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death55
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
143
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward adn Isabella HILLYARD

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