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Regimental number1997
Place of birthDavidstow, Cornwall, England
SchoolCounty School, Davidstow, Cornwall, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor car driver
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Northcott, Melrose, Sully near Cardiff, Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularA second RoH circular, also completed by his mother, gives his place of birth as Camelford, Cornwall, England. Buried at Becourt Military Cemetery, England.
FateDied of wounds 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row R, Grave No. 10), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Elizabeth NORTHCOTT, Melrose, Sully, Cardiff, Wales

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