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James Herbert FITTON

Regimental number3979
Place of birthRochdale England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Fitton, 561 Halifax Street, Small Bridge, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialPoelcapelle British Cemetery (Plot LV, Row F, Grave No. 9), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah Ann FITTON, 561 Halifax Road, Smallbridge, Rochdale, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3978 Pte Wilfred FITTON, 5th Bn, effective abroad, (still overseas).

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