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Regimental number7049
Place of birthNeville New South Wales
SchoolNeville Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNeville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W J Thorncroft, Neville, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 October 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death1 October 1918
Age at death20.10
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row J, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of W J and Phoebe THORNCROFT of Neville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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