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Regimental number3143
Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolCamberwell State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClematis PO., Clematis, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Rayson, Edmanson Avenue, Elsternwick, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Stated to be Clem Rayson on NR
Place of death or woundingBellicourt, France
Age at death37
Age at death from cemetery records37
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row G, Grave NO. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Walter and Maria RAYSON; husband of Agnes RAYSON, 6 Ripon Grove, Elsternwick, Victoria. Native of South Melbourne, Victoria
Family/military connectionsNephew: L/sgt N.N. Raw, 59th Bn, killed in action 19 July 1916, FRomelles, France.

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