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Regimental number3709
Place of birthWhite Hills, Victoria
SchoolState School, Anakie, Victoria and Church of England Grammar School, Geelong, Victoria
AddressAnakie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, J.H. Clayton, Anakie, Victoria
Previous military serviceCitizen Forces, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death18.6
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 126), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Henry and Agnes L. CLAYTON, Anakie, Victoria, Australia. Born at White Hills, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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