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Regimental number3978
Place of birthTimboon, Victoria
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
Address22 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinSister, Mrs Williams, Gnotuk, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Boer War
Enlistment date24 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death23 July 1916
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Isaac and Martha DIGNEY. Native of Timboon, Victoria. True name is "DIGNEY"
Family/military connectionsHe had several cousins in the war
Other detailsTrue Family Name : DIGNEY Issac

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