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Patrick Edward RAY

Regimental number16063
Place of birthHillston, New South Wales
Other NamesRay, Patricia Edward
SchoolHillston Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressMolesworth Street, Hillston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9.5"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Ray, Molesworth Street, Hillston, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 17
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Place of death or woundingDrowned, Sydney
Date of death14 July 1919
Age at death32.4
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
11
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mr G. RAY. Native of Hillston. Death by drowning
Discharge date28 August 1919
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 31 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 12 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

SourcesNAA: B2455, RAY Patrick Edward

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