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Bertie Edgar SAXON

Regimental number971
Place of birthPenshurst, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address44 Wilfred Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Stephen Saxon, 44 Wilfred Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military service34th Infantry; Served in the Cadets.
Enlistment date12 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery No. 2. (Plot XXV, Row A, Grave N9o. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Stephen and Sarah SAXON, 61 Marion Street, Enmore, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law Pte H G McKenzie MM No 4744 20th Batt, died from gas.

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