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Regimental number919
Place of birthCowpen Village, Northumberland, England
SchoolCatholic School, Cowpen Village, Northumberland, England
Age on arrival in Australia28
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressFirst Street, Weston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Tanney, 95 New Row, New Delaval, Northumberland, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMigrated alone to Australia.
FateKilled in Action 22 August 1918
Place of death or woundingBray, Somme Sector, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialBray Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Patrick and Elizabeth TANNEY, 95 New Row, New Delaval, Newsham, Northumberland, England. Native of Cowpen, Northumberland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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