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Samuel James ACTON

Regimental number2615
Date of birth1888
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank accountant
AddressCommercial Bank, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinBrother, Arthur Henry Leigh Acton, c/o Metropolitan Board of Works, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date6 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2615B
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date30 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded, 2 April 1917. Promoted Lance Corporal, 9 March 1918; Sergeant, 29 April 1918.

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