|Place of birth||Binda, New South Wales|
|School||Public School, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wrightville, Cobar, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Pagett, Wrightville, Cobar, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Warwick Farm, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Western Front|
|Age at death||22|
|Age at death from cemetery records||22|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 17), Belgium
The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.
The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.
The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.
Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
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|Parents: Harves and Norah PAGETT, Wrightville, Cobar, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, 9 February 1916; joined 11th Bn, Serapeum, 17 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 18 June 1916 (tonsillitis); transferred to No 1 Field Ambulance Divisional Rest Station, 20 June 1916; discharged to duty, 26 June 1916; rejoined Bn, 27 June 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Field Ambulance, 28 September 1916 (mumps); transferred to Rest Station, 29 September 1916; to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 29 September 1916; to 4th Stationary Hospital, 7 December 1916 (tonsillitis); discharged to duty, 10 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 December 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 8 July 1917 (mumps); transferred to 1st Divisional Rest Station, 8 July 1917; to 56th Casualty Casualty Clearing Station, 28 July 1917; discharged to duty, 3 August 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 August 1917.
On leave to United Kingdom, 3 September 1917; rejoined Bn (date not recorded).
Killed in action, 7 October 1917.
Medals: British War Medal, VictoryVictory Medal stamp marked 'returned unclaimed'.
|Miscellaneous details||See 2919 Aubrey Leslie PAGETT for original embarkation from Sydney, 2 November 1915.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, PAGETT Aubrey Leslie|