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Regimental number6170
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs Elizabeth Soden, Junction Street, Thompson Estate, Brisbane, Qlfd
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A75 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 19) , France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth STRAITON
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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