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Henry George AVES

Regimental number588
Place of birthDurham, England
SchoolBoys Model School, Durham, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationChief cook
AddressNewcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 5.75"
Weight185 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Aves, 4 Sutton Street, Durham, England
Previous military serviceServed for 6 years in the Durham Volunteer Garrison Artillery; resigned.
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death41
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsWalker's Ridge Cemetery (Special Memorial 1), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary Ann AVES, 4 Sutton Street, Durham, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, AVES Henry George

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