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Eldred Clayton LOVETT

Regimental number2194
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolCentral State School, Footscray, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address7 Napier Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Chas Lovett, 7 Napier Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date15 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted May 1st 1916, sailed from Melbourne 1st Aug 1916. Landed in France Dec 1916, spent that terrible winter on the Somme, but being a true soldier made no complaints, neither did he write ever and tell of any times he was in the firing line though he was in many "stunts" and conducted himself most fearlessly we are told.
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XI,Row H, Grave No. 2), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Mary LOVETT. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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