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William Henry RATCLIFF

Regimental number32741
Place of birthLondon, England
SchoolCoopers Company School, Bow, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
AddressLismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ratcliff, 29C Lesbia Road, Lower Clapton, Hackney, England
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameMedium Trench Mortar Battery Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/129/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division LTMB
FateKilled in Action 10 February 1918
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Rosenberg Plateau Plots) Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Emma RATCLIFF, 32 Bodney Road, Hackney, London, England
Family/military connectionsCousin: Pte R.H. Hallam no. 5345, 19th Bn, killed in France 16 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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