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Albert Arthur RAWNSLEY

Regimental number2392
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9.5"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Rawnsley, Mannahill, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
117
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide 9 March 1916; disembarked Suez, 3 April 1916.

Attached to 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 22 April 1916.

Taken on strength 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Identification disc received from Germany. No particulars afforded except that soldier is deceased. Now to be reported killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsMother's address subsequently Gaffney Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RAWNSLEY Albert Arthur

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