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Ralph Lishman PALETHORPE

Regimental number7772
Place of birthHolme via Peterbrough, England
Place of birthHolme, England
SchoolNarrogin State School, Western Australia
Age on arrival in Australia9
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAssistant Town Clerk
AddressTarwongup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, F Palethorpe, Woodcroft, Tarwongup near Williams, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed with the Narrogin Light Horse for about one year.
Enlistment date13 April 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 29 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 May 1918
Place of death or woundingBayonvillers, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPortslown (Christchurch) Military Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 15A), Hampshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Florence PALETHORPE, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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