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Regimental number2385
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Address5 Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 10"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Charlotte Palmer, 5 Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Legion Frontiersman, Solomon Islands.
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Reported missing, 22-27 July 1916. Court of Enquiry, 1917, found insufficient evidence to prove death. Listed as illegal absentee as from 23 July 1916.

Forfeited eligibility for war medals.
Miscellaneous detailsNme entered incorrectly on Embarkation as Hamilton McCLELAND.

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