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Ralph NATION

Regimental number149
Place of birthHome Park Magill, South Australia
SchoolMagill Public, Norwood High
ReligionProtestant
OccupationCarpenter
AddressProsser Avenue, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Nation, Prosser Avenue, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 6 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row N, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Emily NATION. Native of Home Park, Magill, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4541 Pte Clifford Storry NATION, 10th Bn, killed in action, 6 May 1917; 3246A Pte Eric Cyril NATION, 50th Bn, killed in action, 10 June 1917; also three cousins from SA.

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