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Regimental number3019
Place of birthCheckley, Staffordshire, England
SchoolSt Thomas' Catholic School, Tean, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia34
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, Charles Bostock, Pean Bank, Lower Pean, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Previous military serviceServed 12 years in the Grenadier Guards, British Army. Served in the South Arican War, and received a medal with two clasps.
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 23 September 1915. Taken on strength, 47th Bn, 9 March 1916.
FateKilled in Action 4 December 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death4 December 1916
Age at death37
Place of burialCaterpillar Valley Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No. 12), Longueval, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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