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Regimental number2186
Place of birthTullamarine, Victoria
SchoolTullamarine School, Tullamarine, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBoundary rider
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Handlen, Tullamarine PO, Victoria
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 8 July 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris, Victoria
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemtery (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 59), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary HANDLEN, Tullamarine, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin; James McDermot, killed at Pozieres.

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