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Regimental number406
Place of birthWallsend, New South Wales
AddressChinaman's Flat, Wallsend, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinSister, Annie Brinsmead, Chinaman's Flat, Wallsend, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Town. Wallsend, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance, 8 June 1916 (tonsilitis); discharged, and rejoined unit, 10 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Missing in action, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916'.
Miscellaneous detailsEldest sister (1921): Mrs J. Hodges, White Gates, Wallsend, New South Wales
SourcesNAA B2455 file3523394
Red Cross file

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