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Wilfred RACE

Regimental number1236
Place of birthIreshope Burn, Weardale, County Durham, Ireland
SchoolWearhead, Weardale, County Durham, Ireland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBread carter
Address76 Sewell Street, East Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinBrother, Albert Race, Guildford House, Spennymore, Durham, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 16), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
173
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Aaron and Mary RACE. Native of Weardale, Co. Durham, England
Family/military connectionsNil

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