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Regimental number2874
Place of birthSalford, Lancashire, England
SchoolSalford National School, Great George St, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
Address51 Enmore Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Lancaster, 20 Goodiers Lane, Regent Road, Salford, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1916
Place of death or woundingSomme sector, France
Date of death31 October 1916
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialBulls Road Cemetery (Plot III, Row H, Grave No. 22), Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Elizabeth Lancaster (formerly BOLTON), and the late James BOLTON, 20 Goodier's Lane, Regent Road, Salford, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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