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Merlin Gilbert ROCHESTER

Regimental number17790
Place of birthKensington Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationIronmoulder
AddressKensington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Edward Rochester, 74 McConnell Street, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military service38th Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date3 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMarch 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Company Engineers
FateDied of wounds 17 April 1918
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot XXIX, Row E, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
24
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Lilian ROCHESTER. Native of Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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