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David Edward Ward FINDLEY

Regimental number5015
Place of birthEast Bairnsdale Victoria
SchoolLucknow State School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Edwin James Findley, C/o Cole and Company, Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27.6
Place of burialEtaples Militry Cemetery (Plot XXX, Row G, Grave No. 15), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin James and Mary Jane FINDLEY, Bairnsdale Post Office, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5016 Pte Leslie Avent FINDLEY, 24th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 September 1917; 4429 Pte Samuel John FINDLEY, 2nd Motor Transport Company, returned to Australia, 7 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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