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Regimental number4239
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation36.2
Height5' 3.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Mrs J Black, 11 Mills Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Armagh', 5 April 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 20 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 17 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsServed in the Railway Pioneer Corps, South Africa (Boer War); time expired.
Date of death30 July 1927
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MILNE David

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