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Claude Castle READ

Regimental number648
Place of birthDrummoyne, New South Wales
SchoolPetersham High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommerical traveller
Address64 King Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Read, 19 Pinkevet Street, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in Australian Rifles and Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date8 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 May 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, row B, Grave No. 7), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Louisa READ, 'Cooee', Kenilworth Street, Bondi, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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