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William Alfred CLAYTON

Regimental number5074
Place of birthDover, Tasmania
SchoolDover, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressDover, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Joseph Clayton, Dover, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in Bethuen's Horse, Boer War for 11 months.
Enlistment date8 January 1916
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 April 1917
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death43
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Selina CLAYTON, Dover, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3545 Pte Edward Charles CLAYTON, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 12 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLAYTON William Alfred

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