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Regimental number5000
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressNarromine, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFriend, Cecil Bass, Hayley Street, Lithgow, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 27 August 1914 - posted to 3 Battalion as a driver (no. 26); invalided from Egypt with conjunctivitis 3 February 1915; discharged 20 April 1915; re-enlisted 19 February 1917 - 30 Battalion 14th Reinforcement; taken on strength 3 Battalion 26 November 1917; gassed 21 March 1918.
FateKilled in Action 23 August 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme
Age at death29
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot V, Row J, Grave No. 16), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Narromine, New Soth Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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