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Raymond Ralph SWIFT

Regimental number3909
Place of birthSouth Australia
SchoolEdwardstown Public School, South Australia
AddressPrice Street, Edwardstown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Annie Swift, Price Street, Edwardstown, South Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHerencourt
Age at death21.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Point 106, British Cemetery, Bresle, Memorial), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Mary A. SWIFT. Native of Orroroo, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousins: Pt Calderswood, killed in action; Lt E.J. Dennis MM, MC, 48th Bn.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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