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Arthur PEARS

Regimental number1272
Place of birthPenrith, Cumberland, England
SchoolPenrith Council School, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address84 Cathedral Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs D Heath, 2 Westham, Penrith, England
Enlistment date16 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateDied of disease 29 September 1915
Place of death or woundingEgypt
Age at death28
Place of burialChatby War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 123), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
83
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edmund Arthur Harrington and Elizabeth PEARS. Native of Penrith, England

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