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Arthur William PONTING

Regimental number6076
Place of birthTallegalla, Queensland
SchoolRosewood School
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o G Ponting, Leafdale, Wondai, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, J Ponting, Tallegalla, Rosewood, Queensland
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death1 February 1917
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialSpecial Memorial 14, Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
77
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of James and Selina Ponting of Tallegalla, Queensland
Family/military connectionsUncle of Private Leslie Arthur Boughen, Regimental No. 6913, 25th Battalion, killed in action 12 January 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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