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Albert Edward TOWNSEND

Regimental number2239
Date of birth30 May 1890
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolParkside Public School, Adeliade, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
Address59 Marion Street, New Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Alfred Townsend, 59 Marion Street, New Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane (Plot VIII, Row B, Grave No. I), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Louisa TWONSEND, 59 Marion Street, Unley, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: Clifford A. TOWNSEND, munition worker: b. Parkside, South Australia, 1 September 1886; embarked 12 May 1917; returned to Australia, 5 May 1919.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France.

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