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Douglas Robert BORNE

Regimental number1862
Place of birthInvercargill, New Zealand
SchoolInvercargill District High School, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPurser
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs F W Borne, 41 Eye Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed 4 years as a New Zealand Territorial Cadet.
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, new South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 January 1917
Place of death or woundingFricourt, Somme sector, France
Date of death18 January 1917
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialDartmoor Cemetery (Plot I, row A, Grave No. 8), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
177
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick William and Isabella BORNE, 44 Jackson Street, Ivercargill, New Zealand

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