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Merlin Kenneir TARTE

Regimental number3704
Place of birthSt Albans, Hertfordshire, England
SchoolAldenham School, Radlett, Hertfordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressAlbury Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Frederick Walter Kenneir Tarte, Albury Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 2 August 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He was the author of a number of literary works, principally short stories, which were from time to time published in Australia." (father)
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1918
Place of death or woundingnr P?ronne, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row I, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick Walter Kinneir and Lalla TARTE, "Tallawallan", Albury Road, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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