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Cyril Gilbert COUNSELL

Regimental number3535
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolSt Peters College, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrighton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice Mary Counsell, Beach Road, Brighton, South Australia
Previous military serviceCadets
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 May 1918
Place of death or woundingNear Sailly-le-Sec, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Alice COUNSELL, Old Beach Road, Brighton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lt George Anderson ? killed in Gallipoli, May 1915
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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