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Regimental number2520
Place of birthClaremont, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.5"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Emma Phillips, 18 Antill Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil : Attestation Form states 'Evaded'.
Enlistment date30 September 1916
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 30 September 1916. Taken on strength, 40th Bn, 24 April 1917.
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Date of death12 October 1917
Age at death19
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row B, Grave No. 21), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsBrother: 15140 Driver Charles BILLINGHURST, 2nd Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 12 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 25 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, and marched in to 10th Training Bn, 28 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 April 1917; taken on strength, 40th Bn, 24 April 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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