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Royce MORRISSEY

Regimental number1875
Place of birthWonthaggi, Victoria
SchoolWonthaggi & Bendigo High School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address17 Dunn Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Martha Morrissey, 17 Dunn Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 3 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPonzieres
Age at death19.9
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row N, Grave No. I), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
142
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Martha MORRISSEY, 17 Dunn Street, Wonthaggi, Victoria. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsA Jacobson (uncle) who was killed in France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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