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Regimental number2848
Place of birthBurnley, Langashire, England
SchoolSt Andrews, Colne Road, Burnley, Langashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaintenance man
AddressSt Johns Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Spencer, St Johns Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1918
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death25.3
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mary SPENCER (formerly HOLDEN), "Dorrie", Hornsby Road, Flemington, Victoria, and the late Edward HOLDEN. Native of Burnley, England

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