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Eric James PYE

Regimental number2700
Date of birth16 August 1896
Place of birthBudgee (near Mudgee) New South Wales
SchoolEurunderee (near Mudgee) Public School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMudgee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Catherine Mary Pye, Budgee via Mudgee, New South Wales
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Other details

Was wounded twice - Paralysed down one side for six months - bullet wound across the top of his head. From 1935-1937 was Shire President, Cudgegong Shire Council, elected to Executive of Shires Association of New South Wales. Mudgee Agricultural Pastoral, Horticultural and Industrial Association President for three years prior to 1941. Served in the Second World War.

Date of death17 November 1973 Lower Botobolar aged 77 years
Place of burialMudgee Cemetery - Church of England

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