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Regimental number1801
Place of birthBroomfield, Victoria
Address48 Tress Street, Mt Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs Ruth Brown, 48 Tress Street, Mt Pleasant, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date25 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1917
Date of death29 May 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row B, Grave No. 5), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emma BOLITHO. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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