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Claude Henry DALEY

Regimental number3535
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYarragon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 3.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs H Minns, 13 Dalby Street, Northcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Duke of Edinburgh's Own Rifles (12 months), Boer War.
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialAubers Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 2), Aubers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town: Northcote, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 8th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 22 February 1916; taken on strength of 60th Bn Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, 15 March 1916; taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note on B.103, 'presume to be buried in No Man's Land at approx 5J9043 to 5K0251 Sheet Hazebrouck 5a'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DALEY Claude Henry

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