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Regimental number144
Place of birthWarrington England
SchoolMunicipal Secondary School, Bolton, England
Age on arrival in Australia32
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHarkaway Post Office, via Berwich, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs B Dutton, Harkaway PO via Berwick, Victoria
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death36
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 68), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and the late Susannah DUTTON, husband of Betsy DUTTON, Harkaway, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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