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Regimental number2375
Place of birthEyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland
SchoolEyemouth Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia25
Address42 Edward Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Mr John Borthwick, Albert Road, Eyemouth, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A66 Uganda on 20 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 April 1917
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death3 April 1917
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialPozieres british Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 36), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine BORTHWICK, 27A Albert Road, Eyemouth, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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