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Cyril Keith LAYH

Regimental number1065
Place of birthHorsham, Victoria
SchoolWagga Wagga Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanic
Address36 Blue Street, North Sydney
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, C E Layh, Gasworks, Hay, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3, Section 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 4 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather connected with Defence Movement, Rifle Clubs, in Victoria and NSW for 27 years. Grandfather worked for freedom at Ballarat 1854-5. Great grandfather early settler in Portland, Victoria.
FateKilled in Action 6 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialWalkers Ridge Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 13), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
25
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Carl and Amelia LAYH, Coke Street, Hay, New South Wales. Native of Horsham, Victoria
Family/military connectionsUncle: Lt Col Herbert Thomas Christoph LAYH CMG, DSO & Bar, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 September 1918; Cousin: 5725 Bombardier William Oswald LAYH, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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