|Place of birth||Koroit, Victoria|
|School||Midland Junction State School, Western Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Henry Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Friend, D Latto, Henry Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Cadets; for 6 months in the Engineers, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium|
|Age at death||20.10|
|Age at death from cemetery records||20|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: David and Annie LATTO, Henry Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia. Native of Koroit, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 11th Bn, Habieta, 2 March 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 5 April 1916.
Wounded in action, 22 July 1916 (shell wound, ear); admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 24 July 1916; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; discharged to Convalescent Camp, 27 July 1916; joined Base Depot, 28 July 1916; readmitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, 2 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left ear); transferred to England, 9 August 1916, and admitted to Beaufort War Hospital, Fishponds, Bristol, 10 August 1916. Marched in to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 September 1916. Granted furlough, 2 October 1916; reported back from furlough, 19 October 1916. Transferred to 70th Bn, Wareham, 23 March 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 9 October 1917; rejoined 11th Bn,16 October 1917.
Killed in action, Belgium, 1 November 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal