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Regimental number5925
Place of birthGympie, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBurlington House, Packenham Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.5"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Soanes, Deep Creek, Gympie, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 August 1917
Date of death17 March 1919
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialSouth Brisbane Cemetery (Methodist Section, Grave No. 39/412), Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Kate SOANES, Norman Park, Brisbane. Native of Gympie, Queensland
Discharge date1 December 1917
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT A24, 25 August 1917; disembarked HT 'Benalla', Fremantle, 17 October 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 1 Decemeber 1917.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOANES George

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