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Harry James BOTTEN

Regimental number5040
Place of birthHastings, Sussex, England
SchoolLondon County Council School, England
Age on arrival in Australia13
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
Address56 Arthur Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, T H Botten, 56 Arthur Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 December 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Date of death7 October 1917
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 1B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Arabella BOTTEN, "Hastings", Platform Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales. Native of Hastings, Suzzex, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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