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Raymond John Sylvester BYRNE

Regimental number2131
Place of birthJindabyne, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAuckland Street, Bega, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 10.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Joseph Byrne, c/o William Taylor, Eurabodalla, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 43rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces, Bega; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Place of enlistmentBega, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 18 March 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Raymond John
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date30 April 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2262 Pte Thomas Francis joseph BYRNE, 55th Bn, killed in action, 9 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Benalla', 18 March 1917; discharged (medically unfit: debility following pneumonia), Sydney, 30 April 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 March 1975
Age at death78
Place of burialWoden Cemetery, ACT
SourcesNAA: B2455, BYRNE Raymond John Sylvester

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