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Regimental number3209
Place of birthQuirindi New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBlackville via Quirindi, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Ralph Pendleton, Blackville via Quirindi, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 March 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSomer Farm Cemetery (Collective Grave A. 12), nr Ieper, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ralph and Rachel PENDLETON, Willow Tree, New South Wales. Native of Blackville, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Originally listed as 'No known grave', and recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial. A new headstone was installed in Somers Farm Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium, following the research of Mr Peter Jones into the death of his grandfather, Lance Corporal Wallace Jones, killed in action, 17 March 1918.
Sources'Sydney Morning Herald', 4 May 1918

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