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Valentine John MADDEN

Regimental number717
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway fitter
AddressMay Street, Wellington, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, J Madden, May Street, Wellington, New South Wales
Previous military serviceFoot soldier for four years.
Enlistment date23 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of shock following railway accident whilst on military duty.
FateDied as a result of accident 29 March 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death33
Place of burialMazargues Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary MADDEN, Percy Street, Wellington, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3583 Company Quartermaster Sergeant Daniel MADDEN DCM, 53rd Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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