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Regimental number3411
Place of birthPoplar, London, England
SchoolSt Mary's and Joseph (Catholic) School, Poplar, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Michael Holton, 12 Rickardo Street, Popular, London East, England
Enlistment date19 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
FateKilled in Action 24 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBonnay Communal Cemetery Extension (Row B, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael adn Catherine HOLTON, 12 Ricardo Street, Poplar, London
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte W Kelly, 132 D Coy. 10th Infantry, AIF. Killed at Dardanells. 25th April, 1915, aged about 36.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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