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Regimental number40
Place of birthRochdale, Lancashire, England
SchoolRochdale Higher Grade School, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressGPO, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs M Clowes, 183 Drake Street, Rockdale Lancashire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death27 April 1915
Age at death22.6
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 4), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margery BUTTERWORTH, Further Heights, Rochdale, England. One of four brothers, all of whom served
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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