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James Rowland PERSTON

Regimental number2698
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
OccupationLinotype operator
AddressPaddington, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, James Vines Perston, 6 Louisa Road, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Jane PERSON, 6 Louisa road, Balmain Sydney, New South Wales

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