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Cecil Arthur DONOVAN

Regimental number3506
Place of birthArthur St, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolHurstville West Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressTaunton Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, P Donovan, Taunton Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces and the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date7 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 11 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death21
Place of burialBologne Eastern Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick C. and Clara Helen DONOVAN, Taunton Road, Hurstville, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5573 Gunner Sydney George DONOVAN, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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