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Cecil Robert ATHERTON

Regimental number5540
Place of birthDunolly, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
AddressDunolly, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 0.25"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinFather, Samuel C Atherton, Dunolly, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row E, Grave 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel Charles and Rose ATHERTON. Native of Dunolly, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 20 March 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen: penetrating).

Died of wounds, 21 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ATHERTON Cecil Robert

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