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Regimental number5682
Place of birthIreland
SchoolState School
Age on arrival in Australia7
ReligionChurch of England
AddressChinchilla, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Jane Saltmer, Chinchilla, Queensland
Previous military serviceEnlisted for the Boer War but did not get away to the front before war ended.
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 7 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death39
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row J, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother John Saltmer, also a cousin William Saltmer who was wounded in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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