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Cyril William SPOTSWOOD

Regimental number3474
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolFootscray State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressFootscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, William Spotswood, 48 Victoria Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military serviceSecond Lieutenant at Yarraville Cadets, Area 8 Bb
Enlistment date17 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 16 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. II, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret SPOTSWOOD, 48 Victoria Street, Footscray, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Captain Seddon of the New Zealand Forces who was killed in action in France
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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