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Richard Goulburn LAYTON

Regimental number1224
Place of birthTatura, Victoria
SchoolTatura State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrocer
Address71 Manning Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Tom R Layton, 71 Manning Road, East Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot V, row B, Grave No. 4), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Tom and Annie LAYTON, 42 Hartington Street, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of Tatura
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1148 Pte John Mackay LAYTON, 5th Bn, killed in action, 10 May 1916; 2199 Pte Edward Thomas LAYTON, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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