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Regimental number3985
Place of birthSurry Hills, New South Wales
SchoolDe La Salle Brothers (Catholic) School, Surry Hills, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEnfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFriend, E M Ford, Heaton Park Norfolk Street, Enfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCompulsory Training Force, NSW
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Only that actuated by the highest of patriotic motives the boy enlisted seeing that so many "cold footers" were at large, not "men" but "persons" of a greater age than he. Details from Mother.
FateReturned to Australia 20 June 1919
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death19
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Date of death7 July 1947

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