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Regimental number5193
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal assistant
Address20 North Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Poyitt, 20 North Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingWounded at Pozieres; died at Boulogne, France.
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBoulogne Eastern Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row A, Grave No. 144), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents; William and Bridget POYITT, 20 North Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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