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Regimental number718
Place of birthBradford, Yorkshire, England
SchoolSt Marys (Catholic) School, East Parade, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o Mrs Heat, Jarnes Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Myers, 39 Queen Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military service6th FAB; Served for eight years in India in the 25th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, and five year in Reserve.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSailed with the first body of troops on board HT 'Argylshire' and was at Albany 27 October 1914 waiting orders, and returned to Sydney on Hospital Ship 'Kanowna'. He died at Randwick Military Hospital.
FateReturned to Australia 9 September 1916
Date of death16 May 1917
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Portion Roman Catholic, Plot L, Grave No. 458), Rookwood, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George D. and Margaret MYERS. Native of Bradford, Yorks, England. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, New South Wales.
Other details

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

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