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David Landale MAUGHAN

Regimental number3104
Date of birth9 October 1890
Place of birthMalmsbury, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationBank clerk
AddressBank of New South Wales, Moree, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinD Maughan, Bank of New South Wales, Moree, New South Wales
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Brigade Machine Gun Company
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Albury branch, 24 July 1899 (appointed ledger keeper, 1905; teller, 1907). Transferred to Maldon branch, 1908; to Newcastle branch, 1910; to Inverell branch, 1911; to Glen Innes branch, 1912 (subsequently accountant).
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres Belgium
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialBelgian Battery Corner Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 12), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Magdalena Knox MAUGHAN, Moree, New South Wales. Native of Malmsbury, Victoria
Family/military connectionsMajor John Malbon MAUGHAN DSO, 20th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Shot through the heart by a sniper, Polygon Wood, Belgium. Captain William Thomas DICK, 14th Machine Gun Company, was killed in attempting to retrieve MAUGHAN's body, which had remained unburied for two days.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p.p. 259-60.

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