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Edward Roy PLATTEN

Regimental number2763
Date of birth22 September 1892
Place of birthPetersburg, South Australia
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLabourer
AddressGlogan Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.10
Height5' 6"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Platten, Glogan Street, Petersburg, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 6 months in the Petersburg Volunteer Cadets; resigned.
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1919
Discharge date25 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suffolk', 12 April 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 25 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 April 1960
Age at death67
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, PLATTEN Edward Roy

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