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Regimental number5064
Place of birthSouthborough, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
SchoolSouthborough National School, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKatanning Post Office, Katanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinSister, Mrs A Friend, 78 Taylor Street, Southborough Kent, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5064B
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Date of death3 May 1918
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot III, row C, Grave No. 10), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BOTTEN. Native of Southborough, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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