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Regimental number3297
Place of birthKempsey, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTownsville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinUncle, Alex Cooper, Frederickton, Macleay River, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 27 September 1915 - 25th Bn 7th Reinforcements; taken on strength 47th Bn, 9 March 1916; Cpl 11 September 1916.
FateKilled in Action 11 April 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death26
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 29), Buissy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
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Military Medal

'Acted as Company runner at MOUQUET FARM between 30th August and 2nd September, 1916, and did excellent work. He made several trips under very heavy shell fire and on two occasions volunteered to carry bombs from the Quarry to an advanced post.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 29 April 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: 5406 Pte Leonard MILES, 55th Bn, killed in action, 2 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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