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George Joseph MARA

Regimental number5055
Place of birthKirk Connell, New South Wales
SchoolCatholic School, Portland, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressPiper Street, Portland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E Mara, Piper Street, Portland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Militia in NSW.
Enlistment date5 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of disease 26 November 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XVIA, Row B, Grave No. 7), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund and Mary MARA, Piper Street, Portland, New South Wales

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