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George Reginald READ

Regimental number3466
Place of birthMoorndarra, Victoria
SchoolMelbourne High School, Victoria
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressTurnbull Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs R Read, Turnbull Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces as Sergeant.
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 148), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ralph and Katie READ, Turnbull Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria

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