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Regimental number725
Place of birthNewstead, Victoria
SchoolNewstead State School, Victoria
AddressNewstead, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinJ Birkin, Newstead, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed 3 years as a volunteer in the Citizen Military Forces, Castlemaine.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname BIRKEN
Place of death or woundingAmiens, France
Date of death17 April 1918
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialNamps-Au-Val British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Ellen BIRKIN, Strangways, Victoria. Native of Newstead, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3244 Frederick Percival BIRKIN, 7th Bn, died of wounds, France, 6 May 1916.

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