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Claude Hastings POUNTNEY

Regimental number905
Place of birthMoree, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWoolclasser
Address85 Ridge Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Walter Norman Pountney, 45 Walker Street, North Sydney
Enlistment date9 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 16 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot III, row B, Grave No. 25), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
5
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter Norman and Elizabeth POUNTNEY, North Sydney, New South Wales. Native of Moree, New South Wales.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [18724] Lt Horace Randolph POUNTNEY, 3rd Division Artillery, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919; 2862 Gunner Cyprus Sebastian POUNTNEY, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 1 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, POUNTNEY Claude Hastings

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