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Cecil John BYRNES

Regimental number2617
Place of birthBreadalbane, New South Wales
SchoolNil
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal employee
AddressGoulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinSister, Miss Florence Byrnes, Gunning, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 July 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.6
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Josephine BYRNES
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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