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Regimental number2657
Place of birthPingelly Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYork, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Esther Basell, Worsley PO, Worsley, Western Australia
Previous military service88th Infantry
Enlistment date17 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 July 1918
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row B, Grave 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Esther BASELL (formely WALTON) and William Henry WALTON.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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