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W. John RATFORD

Regimental number1493
Place of birthRutherglen Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressRugby Road, Oakleigh, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinJ Ratford, Tankerton PO, Tankerton, French Island, Victoria
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 4 November 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt William John Ratford on NR

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