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Lorimer James VIAL

Regimental number4328
Date of birth3 April 1892
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMerchant
AddressWalpole Street, Kew, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Mr F Vial, Walpole Street, Kew, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Promotion date: 13 September 1916

Lieutenant


Promotion date: 13 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death26
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VII, Row J, Grave No. 11), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
54
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Emily Mary VIAL
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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