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Regimental number4746
Date of birth12 March 1892
Place of birthPeterborough, South Australia
SchoolUnley and Peterborough Public Schools, South Australia
AddressBourke Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Melville, Bourke Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Enlistment date29 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 6), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Emily melville, 39 Hart Avenue, Unley, South australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 13596 Gunner Herbert MELVILLE, 2nd Division Trench Mortar Battery, returned to Australia 31 March 1918.
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium

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