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Regimental number7147
Place of birthChatham, Kent, England
SchoolCouncil School, Chatham, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia13
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrocer's assistant
AddressCottesloe, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, James W Tanner, Cavesham, Guildford, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Albany, Western Australia, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 24 July 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBeacon Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 9), Sailly-Laurette, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James William and Isabel TANNER, Caversham, Guildford, Western Australia. Native of Chatham, England
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 4311 Corporal Frederick TANNER, 28th Bn, killed in action, Flers, 5 November 1916; 4312 Corporal George TANNER, 28th Bn, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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