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Claude Ernest Oscar RICH

Regimental number3482
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolFlinders State School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStationmaster
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, E J H Rich, 27 Candover Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBois Grenier, near Armentieres, France
Age at death22.3
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 43), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
73
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Louisa RICH, 27 Candover Street, Geelong West, Victoria

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