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Woodley Cole EASOM

Regimental number4771
Place of birthPaterson, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressRegent Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 9.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, J J Easom, Regent Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 20), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
169
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Transferred to 60th Bn, 18 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 980803: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.1919.'

Statement, 2190 Pte G. ONIONS, C Company, 60th Bn, 28 February 1917: 'He died as a result of wounds received in the charge at Fleurbaix on 19th. July. [3386] Pte. [W.] Kent, C. Co. XII Pl, told me he helped to bring him in to the front line trench and that he died there.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, EASOM Woodley Cole
Red Cross File No 980803

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