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Arthur Henry BIRCH

Regimental number6491
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolMt Mary Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway porter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Henrietta Birch, Mount Mary, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Stationary Hospital 1, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/70/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Malwa on 2 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateKilled in Action 12 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death12 April 1918
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 18), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Morgan Cemetery, South Australia. Parents: Samuel McArthur and Henrietta BIRCH, Mount Mary, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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