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Victor Alfred Godfrey PAICE

Regimental number2777
Place of birthAlbert Park, Victoria
SchoolBurnley State School, Victoria
OccupationDairy produce merchant
Address12 Mary Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight10' 4" lbs
Next of kinFather, Alfred Robert Paice, 12 Mary Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Junior Cadets; 2 years as a 2nd Lt with the 56th Yarra Borderers, Citizen Military Forces, Richmond, Victoria.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name22nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2777A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and May PAICE, 13 Mary Street, Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: No.2006 Charles Edward PAICE, 7th Bn, killed in action, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, 8/9th August 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 5 July 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 2080307: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PAICE Victor Alfred Godfrey
Red Cross File No 2080307

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