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Regimental number1277
Place of birth11 High Street, New Sharlston, near Wakefield, England
SchoolKings School, Pontefract and Normanton Grammar School, England
Other trainingTeahcer
Age on arrival in Australia24
ReligionChurch of England
Address85 Kippax Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Rayner, Roundwood Cottage, Park Gate, near Rotherham, York, England
Previous military serviceServed as Pte in 15th Volunteer Bn KOYLI and as Signaller in 1st Bn KOYLI Territorial Force, Wakefield.
Enlistment date22 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in a trench known as "Eternal Alley"; reburied Plot 5 Row H Grave 19 Bancourt British Cemetery, France.
FateKilled in Action 16 January 1917
Place of death or woundingGinchy, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBancourt British Cemetery (Plot V, Row H, Grave No. 19), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph RAYNER, M.A. and Mrs Eliza RAYNER, The Beeches, Bawtry Road, Canklow, Rotherham, England. Native of Sharlston, England
Family/military connectionsNil

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