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Cecil Lancelot LAKE

Regimental number1712
Place of birthYackandandah, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationDriver
AddressFoster, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.75"
Weight158.5 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Wilhelmina C Lake, Exchange Hotel, Foster, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Wilhelmina Charlotte LAKE. Native of Mitta Mitta, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 24 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAKE Cecil Lancelot
Red Cross file 1540409

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