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Regimental number5873
Place of birthOrkney, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Stenness, Orkney, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia28
AddressLansdowne, The Rock, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinAunt, May Manson, Farthside Cottage, Finstown, Orkney Island, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years and 212 days in Territorials Orkney.
Enlistment date1 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialQueant Road Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 30), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eliza MANSON, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. Native of Wagga, Wagga, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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