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Norton Reginald SWIFT

Regimental number5458
Place of birthNorthcote, Victoria
SchoolKing's College, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Other trainingBurnley School of Horticulture, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressProsper Grove, Northcote, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr W C Swift, Prospect Grove, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 19 April 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Reginald Norton
Place of death or woundingLagnicourt, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William George and Mindora SWIFT, "Olinda", Prospect Grove, Northcote, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Sgt Richard Harold Clay, died of wounds.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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