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Regimental number1625
Place of birthMarrickville, New South Wales
SchoolAshfield Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWire worker
AddressLiverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Payne, Liverpool Road, Ashfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialErquinghen-Lys Churchyard Extension (Plot I, Row J, Grave No. 10, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa Ellen PAYNE, 55 Alt Street, Ashfield, New South Wales. Native of Marrickville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsUncle Jim Bishop killed and Cousin Dick Bloomfield killed.

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