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Regimental number2614
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolBoarding School, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWharf labourer
AddressMulga, Govett Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFriend, Joseph Barber, 51 Day Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date26 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 May 1917
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block P, Plot II, Row N, Grave No. 1B), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Lydia BROOKHOUSE, 230 and 232 Falkner Street, Liverpool, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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