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Derwent Radcliffe VAUGHAN

Regimental number1754
Date of birth23 September 1880
Place of birthLeeds, Yorkshire, England
SchoolOliver's, Mount Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Address83 Cheltenham Street, Malvern, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Fanny Wilson Vaughan, 83 Cheltenham Street, Malvern, South Australia
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1754A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularIn August 1916 he volunteered as a stretcher bearer and acted in that capacity until the time of his death.
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death37
Place of burialSt. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row R, Grave No. 20), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
151
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Thomas and Priscilla VAUGHAN; husband of Fanny VAUGHAN, Brighton, South Australia. Native of Leeds, England
Family/military connectionsBrothers-in-law: 1601 Pte Reginald Brough PETCH, 37th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919; 1602 Lance Corporal Charles Geoffrey PETCH, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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