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Arnold John DORLING

Regimental number1912
Place of birthVictoria Street, Parkside, South Australia
SchoolSisters of Mercy Catholic School, Young Street, Parkside, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address76 Marion Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Harriet Annie Dorling, 76 Marion Street, New Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date18 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He never drank or smoked. Worked for Mr Simson, Gawler Place, Adelaide for over 7 years. Left his work to enlist.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 5 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23.9
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row E, Grave No. 36), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Willial Walter and Harriett Annie DOELING, Loraine Avenue, Clarence Park, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1913 Pte Harry Stuart DORLING, 27th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.

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