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Reginald Clarence SCANES

Regimental number2975
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
SchoolKiama Training School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address7 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Scanes, 7 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Previous military service5th Australian Field Artillery Brigade; Served in the Cadets.
Enlistment date14 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death23.7
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNorthampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery (Plot 447, Row 3, Grave No. 17368), Hardingstone, Northamptonshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Margaret SCANES, 7 Malcolm Street, Erskineville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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