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Regimental number1825
Place of birthForestside Chingford, Epping District, Essex, England
SchoolRendlesham Road Board School, Upper Clapton, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ada Victoria Freshwater, Kingaroy PO, Kingaroy, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment.
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name41st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/58/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1917
Place of death or woundingWarneton, Messines, Belgium
Age at death45.4
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 11), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie Maria FRESHWATER; husband of A.V. FRESHWATER, Kingaroy, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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