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Regimental number2913
Place of birthRhyl, North Wales
SchoolRhyl Public School, North Wales
Age on arrival in Australia21
Address261 Malvern Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs B Trehearn, 26l Malvern Road, Sonth Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He was a great worker in the slums, & Band of Hope, ever ready to help the needy, always standing up for that which was right. His Captain said that Pte Trehearn was selected amongst others from the whole of the Battalion to work with him, & during the 5 mths that he was with him his work was always well done & in a reliable, efficient, & conscious manner.' (details from wife)
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. I), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Thomas and Letitia TREHEARN; husband of Bessie I. TREHEARN, 261 Malvern Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: two brothers in Royal Flying Corps.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TREHEARN David York
Red Cross File No 2770907

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