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Peter Laurence MYERS

Regimental number4850
Place of birthFairfield, Liverpool, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressParramatta Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinFather, Peter Lawrence Myers, Parramatta Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Commonwealth Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Translation of German report, 30 November 1919, 'Iden: Disc handed over by Intell: Off: with 6th Army H. Q. 12/10/16[.] Australian Pte. P. L. Myers, 4850, 54th Btn. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles on 19/7/16'.

Red Cross File No 1870910: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 20.6.17.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MYERS Peter Laurence
Red Cross file 1870910

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