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Regimental number2611
Place of birthGateshead on Tyne, Co Durham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationApprentice letterer
AddressWollongong West, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Benjamin Askew, Crown Street, Wollongong West, New South Wales
Previous military service37th Infantry
Enlistment date22 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Ordnance Corps
FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Discharge date30 October 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front


otal service: 3 years 176 days (of which 2 years 357 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1971
Place of burialWollongong Crematorium, New South Wales

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