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Peter Hollingworth WRIGHT

Regimental number3640
Place of birthCastledermot, Co Kildare, Ireland
AddressTerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36
Height5' 5.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Thompson Allen, Terang, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 April 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Hollingworth spelt Hollingsworth
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialBeaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 34), Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: Warren WRIGHT
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 14 September 1916; marched in to 9th Training Bn, Folkestone, 14 September 1916; proceeded overseas to France, 5 December 1916; marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 6 December 1916; marched in to Segregation Camp, 4 January 1917; discharged from Segregation Camp, 19 January 1917; marched out to unit, 26 January 1917; taken on strength of 29th Bn, 28 January 1917.

Killed in action, France, 23 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medal stamps marked 'returned, 10 May 1923'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WRIGHT Peter Hollingworth

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