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William LAYTON

Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
SchoolRockdale Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJeweller
AddressC/o Mrs F Doutty, Moutn Pleasant, Lawson, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Layton, C/o Mrs F Doutty, Moutn Pleasant, Lawson, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date1 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXII, Row B, Grave No. II), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
122
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eliza LAYTON; husband of Eleanor LAYTON, "Mount Pleasant", Lawson, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother Arthur Layton killed in Lone Pine.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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