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Claude Esdaile PRIOR

Date of birth19 August 1895
Place of birthBurrowa, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Trewinnia', Broughton Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Henry Prior, 'Trewinnia', Broughton Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Military College
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameBrigade 9, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion


Unit: 33rd Battalion
Promotion date: 25 March 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 18 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2958 Staff Sergeant Robert Eric PRIOR, 8th Field Ambulance, effective abroad (still overseas); Captain William Henry PRIOR OBE, 3rd Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSecond given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Esdale.
SourcesNAA: B2455, PRIOR Claude Esdaile

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