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Lancelot Vicary HORNIMAN

Regimental number2146
Place of birthShell Harbour, New South Wales
Place of birthShellharbour, New South Wales
SchoolWest Kempsey District School, New South Wales
Other trainingJustice Department, Sydney, New South Wales
AddressCommercial Bank, Campbelltown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, D E Horniman, Commercial Bank, Campbelltown, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Served 4 months on Gallipoli with 2nd Battalion at Private, was present at Evacuation. Transferred to 54th Bn as Sergeant and wounded at Fromelles, July 1916. Obtained commissioned rank at Oxford University Cadet School in April 1917 and transferred to 55th Battalion." Details from father.
FateKilled in Action 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPeronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 24), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Mary HORNIMAN, Campbelltown
Family/military connectionsBrother; Captain R.G. Horniman, MC, 4th Battalion, AIF

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