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Wallace Benjamin GIFFIN

Regimental number2165
Place of birthManildra, New South Wales
SchoolPArkes Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCurrajong Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr John Giffin, Parkes, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death21.8
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 47), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
157
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Isabella GIFFIN, Albert Street, Parkes, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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