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Regimental number4970
Place of birthNorwood, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRailway employee
Address190 Queensberry Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 5.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Naylor, 111 Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1910
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Alice NAYLOR, 360 Banks Street, South Melbourne. Native of Fitzroy, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Transferred to 60th Bn, and taken on strength, Duntroon Plateau, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.Note, Red Cross File No 1980709: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 4966 Pte J. GILBERT, A Company, 60th Bn, 16 January 1917: 'Witness says he saw the soldier killed by a bullet on No Man's Land, Fleurbaix. He was killed instantly.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NAYLOR Joseph
Red Cross File No 1980709

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