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Arthur George COGDELL

Regimental number2120
Place of birthParkes, New South Wales
SchoolParkes Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMachinist
Address70 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Nora Ellen Cogdell, 70 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed 5 years in Military training in Kalgoorlie.
Enlistment date7 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 29 May 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No. 39), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."' Parents; Alfred Joseph and Sarah Mary Elizabeth COGDELL
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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