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Frederick Reginald BIRNIE

Regimental number3261
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Wellington Square, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressElphin Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Birnie, Elphin Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 13 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of disease 21 January 1917
Place of death or woundingPozi?res, France
Date of death2 January 1917 (died of sickness)
Age at death19
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Annie BIRNIE, 11 Sandridge Street, Bondi, New South Wales. Native of Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3262 RG BIRNIE, wounded on three occasions, returned to Australia.

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