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Regimental number603
Place of birthJaniember East, Victoria
SchoolBear's Lagoon
Other trainingFarm labourer
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJaniember East, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, T Mossop, Janiember East, Victoria
Enlistment date15 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 13 January 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death21.4
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 39), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary A. MOSSOP, Janiember East, Victoria
Family/military connectionsGreat grandfather served in the Peninsular War under Sir John Moore and was taken prisoner the night of the embarkation when Sir John Moore was killed, being in regiment left behind to cover the retreat.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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