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George Arthur BYRNE

Regimental number5118
Place of birthBelfast, Tansvaal, South Africa
SchoolGovernment School, Lydenburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
Address2 Russell Street, North Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, George Thomas Byrne, 112 Railway Reserve, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
Previous military serviceServed as a Corporal in the South African Medical Corps in German Soth West Africa.
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateAccidentally drowned 22 May 1918
Place of death or woundingFrancvilliers, France
Age at death22.8
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row K, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
95
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Ada BYRNE, 359 Christoffel Street, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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