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Regimental number165
Place of birthHamilton, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, Morpeth, Maitland, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSwan Street, Morpeth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, E A Searles, Swan Street, Morpeth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets (Compulsory Military Training Scheme).
Enlistment date10 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, A Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularServed as SEARLES, Cecil George.
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burial7th Field Ambulance Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 8), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
See "SEARLES", the true family name. Parents: George and Elizabeth SEARLES, Swan Street, Morpeth, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Cecil George SEARLES

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