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Regimental number2308
Place of birthPreston, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationShip's fireman
AddressFrogmore Street, Mascot, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Birchell, Frogmore Street, Mascot, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 18 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 17 June 1917; 24 July 1917

FateReturned to Australia 27 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 67119 Pte John BIRCHELL, New South Wales 24th Reinforcements, no details of fate recorded on Nominal Roll [ship probably recalled owing to cessation of hostilities].

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