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David Robert Ward PAXTON

Regimental number1972
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCity Road State School, South Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationTobacco worker
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Paxton, 340 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name46th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/63/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 17 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialRosiel Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row J, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
142
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin and Margaret Matilda PAXTON
Family/military connectionsBrother Edwin Paxton served.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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