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Edward Erskine POYNTON

Regimental number2767
Place of birthBeechworth Victoria
Other trainingRoseworth Agricultural College, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressCroesus Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Edward Poynton, Croesus Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 3 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, Fromelles, France
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 12), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Laura POYNTON, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Native of Bachworth, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 2100 Pte William Henry POYTON, 27th Bn, drowned, Egypt, 7 November 1915; 10184 Sergeant Edward Robert FURNISS DCM, 10th Field Company Engineers, killed in action, 4 October 1917.

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