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Frank READ

Regimental number2450
Place of birthRosewater, South Australia
SchoolPort Adelaide Public School, South Australia
OccupationWarehouse assistant
AddressKing William Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Francis Mary Read, King William Street, Rosewater, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPTE (A/CPL)
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 39), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Frances READ, King William Street, Rosewater, South Australia. Commemorated in Cheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt W. Read MC, MM.

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