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Michael MAGNAR

Regimental number1795
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolSt Bridget's Catholic School, North Fitzroy, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address2 Creek Parade, Northcote South, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs K Magnar, 2 Creek Parade, Northcote South, Victoria
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFather Michael Magnar, Drummer VC distinguished himself at Magdala 1868.
FateKilled in Action 30 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*surname two spellings Magnar and Magner
Place of death or woundingNeedle Trench, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael MAGNER, V.C., and Margaret MAGNER. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsThree other brothers served in the war.

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