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Regimental number2906
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
SchoolStawell Catholic School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTurf Hotel, Ararat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Next of kinSister, Mrs Doris Chamberlain, Turriff, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1917
Age at death44
Age at death from cemetery records44
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 16), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Mary TELSON. Native of Ararat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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