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Regimental number2479
Place of birthCorryong, Victoria
SchoolCorryong State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressStation Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinCharles Wheeler, Station Street, Caulfield, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave 5), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Jane WHEELER.
Family/military connectionsCousin: Joseph Hamilton, killed at Pozieres, France. Cousin: Elliott

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