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Regimental number1921
Place of birthFremantle, Western Australia
SchoolState School, Geraldton, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGeraldton, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinCecil R Compton, Gaol, Geraldton, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 26 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 July 1918
Place of death or woundingHamel, France
Date of death8 July 1918
Age at death22.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row A, Grave No. 10), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Cecil E. and Amy E. COMPTON, Lewis Street, Geraldton, Western Australia

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