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Ray Vernon SEARLE

Regimental number2954
Place of birthBreadalbane, Tasmania
SchoolWestbury State School, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressWestbury, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, G Searle, Westbury, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in Cadets.
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery (Row D, Grave No.2), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Elizabeth SEARLE, Westbury, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1240 Sergeant Edward George SEARLE MM, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 1 November 1918; 391 Pte Frank Vivian SEARLE, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 30 August 1915.
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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