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Regimental number1340
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
SchoolState School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address100 Victoria Street, West Brunswick, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Botsfoad, 100 Victoria Street, West Brunswick Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date16 November 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Date of death3 July 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 97), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Blanche BOTSFORD, Middleborough Road, Blackburn, Victoria. Native of Richmond, Victoria

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