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Samuel Thomas ELEY

Regimental number3513
Place of birthShenstone near Kidderminster, England
Place of birthPedmore, Worcs., England
SchoolBluecoat School, Stourbridge, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWyoming Estate, Gosford, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Eley, Wyoming Estate, Gosford, New South Wales
Enlistment date19 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 May 1917
Place of death or woundingNoreuil, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialVaulx Hill Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: WIlliam and Miriam ELEY; husband of Helen Eley, Gosford, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3514 Sergeant William ELEY, 14th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 1 February 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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