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Regimental number1805
Place of birthOmaston, Derby, England
Age on arrival in Australia22
OccupationWaggon builder
AddressJames Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs A Poxon, James Street, Lidcombe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameLight Trench Mortar Battery, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/130/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 2 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 28 August 1918
Place of death or woundingProyart, France
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialDaours communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary POXON; husband of Agnes POXON, 'Argyle', Livingstone Road, Lidcombe, New South Wales. Native of Osmaston, Derby, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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