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William Eric VAUGHAN

Regimental number2874
Place of birthWarrenbayne Station, Baddaginnie, Victoria
SchoolCamberwell Grammar School and Geelong Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm manager
AddressGunnedah PO, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Vaughan, 33 Loch Street, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date21 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted on 21st Birthday, trained in the young Officers School at Tidworth, successfully passed examination for a Commission. He was sent to France for experience and was killed in action 3 days before his 22nd birthday.
FateKilled in Action 31 May 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (PLot II, Row C, Grave No. k4), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Violet VAUGHAN, 33 Loch Street, Camberwell, Victoria. Native of Warrenbayne
Family/military connectionsA large number of his relatives served at the front, many of whom were killed, father and brother served and returned.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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