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Horace Henderson PRESCOTT

Regimental number37572
Place of birthKew, Victoria
SchoolSt Paul's Cathedral School, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCulcairn, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Prescott, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Militia, Richmond, Victoria.
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade, Reinforcement 30
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/128/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 12 October 1918
Place of death or woundingBussigny, France
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialBusigny Communal Cemetery (Plot 8, Row C, Grave No. 45), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Marion PRESCOTT; husband of Mary PRESCOTT, 'Glenloth', Yarrawonga, Victoria. Native of Kew, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2751 Sergeant William Collin PRESCOTT DCM, 14th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919; 1757 Pte Hugh Henry Percival PRESCOTT, 59th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916; Uncle: [1710] Major Percy Charles Herbert BLACK DSO, DCM, Croix de Guerre, 6th Bn, killed in action, 11 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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