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Regimental number103
Place of birthBuckrabanyule, Victoria
SchoolWoosang East State School, Victoria
AddressBuckrabanyule, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Paterson, Buckrabanyule, Victoria
Enlistment date16 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name38th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death22.4
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 18), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Jane PATERSON
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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