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Douglas Bruce PRESCOTT

Regimental number3583
Date of birth21 January 1899
Place of birthWolseley, South Australia
Place of birthBordertown, South Australia
SchoolPrimary Schooling only. Pine Hill, Wolseley, Bordertown, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressWolseley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Charlotte Martha Prescott, Wolseley, South Australia
Enlistment date23 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Robert Edward PRESCOTT, Regimental No. 2223, 48th Battalion, returned to Australia 19 September 1918
Other detailsWar Service: France, Western Front
Miscellaneous detailsDetails from Embarkation Roll state that he enlisted under the name of Albert George Prescott. True age, 16 years at time of enlistment
Date of death--/10/1955
Age at death56
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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