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Regimental number747
Date of birth12 February 1870
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSturt St Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMinrance Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emily Birrell, 137 Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, D 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 Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Family/military connectionsSon: 4758 Pte Leslie BIRRELL, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 13 December 1918.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, Gallipoli, France. Wounded, 6 December 1915 (1916?); recovered. Arrived back in Australia, 6 July 1918.

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