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Regimental number7367
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolSt Monica's, Footscray, Victoria (Roman Catholic)
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J Sharples, 353 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 27 April 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry first did not match
Place of death or woundingAlbert, France
Age at death27.5
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row N, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth SHARPLES, 462 Rae Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. Native of Footscray, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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