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Oliver Ernest MERRITT

Regimental number5871
Place of birthBrisbane Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Morris Merritt, Chinchilla PO, Chinchilla, Queensland
Enlistment date4 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialProspect Hill Cemetery (Plot I Row D, Grave No. 6), Gouy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
108
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Morris and Mary MERRITT, Chinchilla, Queensland. Native of Brisbane
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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