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Regimental number2192
Place of birthTorrens Vale, South Australia
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolTorrens Vale Public School, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressHenry Street, Croydon Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinCousin, A Patterson, Henry Street, Croydon Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed about 3 years in the R G Artillery in South and West Australia.
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 April 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool. New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentChaplain
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDeserted the RGA to enlist in the AIF. Received a pardon and restoration to rank, but was killed before receiving it.
FateKilled in Action 4 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 4), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary TAVERNER, Torrens Vale, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsA brother lost right arm in Boer War. Rejected from this war.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsTrue name: Fred Arthur TAVERNER

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