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Regimental number4734
Place of birthPortsmouth, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address150 Ross Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Height6' 0.25"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss E Hilton, 35 Maplin Road, Custom House, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 November 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Date of death19 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 19), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

No blood relations traceable; designated next of kin could not provide proof that she was the deceased's fiancee.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARTON John

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