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Regimental number697
Place of birthWharram, Molton, England
SchoolSherburn Church of England School, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMackay, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Nellie Magson, Sherburn E Riding, Yorkshire, England
Enlistment date13 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 18 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe did not correspond very much when in Australia and the only address I had was c/- Mr Talor, Queensland Hotel, Mackay. He moved about a good deal and his letters had to be left at the General Post Office.
FateDied of wounds 18 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXX, Row D, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Amy MAGSON. Native of Sherburn, Yorks, England
Family/military connectionsBrother G Magson wounded.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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