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SchoolMenzies State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLewisham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Drinkwater, 18 Victoria Street, Lewisham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant and 2nd Lieutenant in the Irish Rifles or 33rd Inf Battalion.
Enlistment dateNO ENTRY
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row M, Grave No. 23), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Alfred and Ella Josephine DRINKWATER, 18 Albert Street, Petersham, New South Wales. Native of Moruya
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 206 Sergeant George Mahoney DRINKWATER, 1st Bn, returned to Australia, 5 November 1919; [2912] Lt Bertie Leslie DRINKWATER MM, 31st Bn, effective abroad (still overseas).

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