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John Hazel LAY

Regimental number7510
Place of birthWallingford, Bert, England
SchoolWallingford Public School, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs R.E.L. Lay, Lake Road, Wallsend, New South Wales
Enlistment date13 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 31 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingOmmiecourt, France
Age at death24
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emily LAY; husband of Ruby LAY, Hill View, Wallsend, New South Wales. Native of Wallingford, Berks, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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