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David Leslie TOWNSEND

Regimental number114
Place of birthMologa Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressHayanmi PO, via Mitiamo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Townsend, Mologa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHem Farm Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 4), Hem-Monacu, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
130
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Louisa Amy TOWNSEND, Mologa, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: 158 Pte Arthur William FYFFE, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TOWNSEND David Leslie

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