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Regimental number56294
Place of birthPerth, Western Australia
OccupationHorse driver
AddressLeederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, G Backshall, 187 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military service22nd Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date10 May 1918
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameWestern Australian Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 29 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919

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