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Regimental number*8067
Place of birthMount Barker, Western Australia
SchoolMount Barker State School, W.A.
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMerryup, Mt Barker, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Sounness, Merryup, Mt Barker, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 3 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBlighty Valley Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. I), Authuila Wood, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Charlotte SOUNNESS. Native of Mount Barker, Western Australia

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