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Reuben Graham LAPTHORNE

Regimental number1822
Place of birthUnley, South Australia
SchoolUnley Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoilermaker's assistant
AddressBlacklin Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, W H Lapthorne, Blacklin Street, Unley, South Australia
Enlistment date4 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 13 October 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialGibraltar (North Point) Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 3142), Europe
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma LAPTHORNE, 5 Macklin Street, Unley, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3278 Corporal Thomas Frank LAPTHORNE, 48th Bn, killed in action, 18 September 1918; [620] Lt John Harold LAPTHORNE MC, 27th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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