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Reuben Napier Heath RAY

Regimental number6575
Place of birthOamaru, New Zealand
SchoolKamaka, West Coast, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia15
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, W H Ray, 42 Windsor Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date24 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Reufren Napier Ray on NR
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDoingt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Mary RAY, Harvey, Western Australia. Native of Oamaru, New Zealand
Family/military connections3 cousins: killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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