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Regimental number1764
Place of birthMacedon, Victoria
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolSt Brigids Catholic School, Nth Fitzroy, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address32 Neil Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMrs Helen Hyland, 32 Neil Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date4 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe went through Gallipoli Campaign, invalided home then reembarked on "Ballarat" which was torpedoed 25/4/16, wounded in France 1917 and killed August 1918.
FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 11), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Ellen HYLAND, 32 Neill Street, Carlton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother fought with him, he was an Anzac.

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