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Randall Gordon VIRGOE

Regimental number3044
Date of birth26 June 1897
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Place of birthMosman Bay, New South Wales
SchoolAdelaide High School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway clerk
AddressBrigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs H Virgoe, c/o Harrisons, Ramsay Pty Ltd, 29 Gresham Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, 79th Infantry.
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 14 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 10th Battalion
Promotion date: 18 October 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was connected with the 10th Battalion Signaller and gained his Commission on the field.
FateKilled in Action 21 December 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Spelt Randal Gordon Virgoe on Nominal Roll.
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBethlehem Farm West Cemetery, Row F, Grave No. 15), Messines, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Randall and Henrietta Florence VIRGOE, Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, VIRGOE Randall Gordon

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