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Neil Alexander HOOD

Regimental number6825
Place of birthCulross, Manitoba, Canada
SchoolWinnipeg High School, Manitoba, Canada.
Other trainingHe served 3 years with the 90th (L.B.R.), Winnipeg, Manitoba.
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Hood, 122 College Street, St. James, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Enlistment date31 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1914. "He had a severe operation the summer of 1914 and so was not fit for military duty. Went to Australia for trip when well enough for military service joined the 23rd Battalion and served in France with the Australians."
FateKilled in Action 9 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialMerlecourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
99
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Sarah HOOD, 122 College Street, James, Winnipeg, Canada. Native of Culross, Manitoba, Canada
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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