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Regimental number2191
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAllerton, Liverpool Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.7
Height5' 3.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M M Priestley, Aalerton, Liverpool Road, Enfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 September 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date27 April 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 9 September 1916; discharged (medically unfit: wounded, gun shot wound, head: severe), Sydney, 27 April 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 December 1940
Age at death48
Place of burialSt Thomas Cemetery (Section 2 Grave 6), Enfield, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRIESTLEY James Frost

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