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Regimental number3457
Date of birth20 October 1893
Place of birthWolseley, South Australia
SchoolWolseley School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWolseley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Preece, Wolseley, South Australia
Previous military service22nd Australian Light Horse
Enlistment date20 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1918
Discharge date2 March 1919
Other details

Son of Jane and Alexander John Preece

War Service: Western Front. Was wounded while serving in France resulting in the loss of his leg
Date of death26 January 1966
Age at death72
Place of burialR.S.L. Cemetery, Murray Bridge, South Australia

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