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Bertram John LAPTHORNE

Regimental number2334
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address75 Gilles Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 2.75"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Margareta Windsor, Delhi Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Senior Cadets; 2 years in 23rd Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date11 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orari', 15 May 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 11 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 July 1924
Age at death28
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (6 West 5), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, LAPTHORNE Bertram John

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