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Regimental number7651
Place of birthNorth Melbourne Victoria
Address25 Garfield Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Lewis Thornton, 25 Garfield Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameSignal Troop 3, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Divisional Signal Company
FateDied of wounds 28 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIV, Row B, Grave No. 10A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Lewis and Cecilia THORNTON, 35 Garfield Street, North Richmond, Victoria. Native of Melbourne, Victoria

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