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Regimental number1438
Place of birthWalsall, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBridle cutter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs S Swindells, 2 Upper Brook Street, Walsale, Staffordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 November 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 43), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank A. and Sarah SWINDELLS, 2 Upper Brook Street, Walsall, Staffs, England. Native of Walsall
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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