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James Thomas CRANSTON

Regimental number3441
Place of birthPrahran Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressPreston Reservoir, Victoria
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Cranston, 'Arbroath House', Crompton Street, Preston Reservoir, Victoria
Previous military serviceEnlisted 19 November 1917 - 38 Battalion 8th Reinforcements; taken on strength 38 Battalion 9 May 1918.
Enlistment date31 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 July 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme
Age at death31
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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