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Regimental number3207
Place of birthSheffield, England
SchoolDerwent House School, Bamford,Sheffield, Derbyshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDenmark, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ratcliff, 53 Harcourt Road, Sheffield, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 August 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 6), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth RATCLIFF. Native of Sheffield, England
Family/military connectionsNil

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