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Regimental number2164
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKingston, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Francis Tapfield, Taratap, Kingston, South Australia
Enlistment date4 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Anzac Battalion, Imperial Camel Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 4 January 1916 - 9th Light Horse, 15th Reinforcements. Taken on strength, 13th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, 11 November 1916; 4th Bn, ICC, 16 March 1917; 3rd Bn, ICC, 20 August 1917; 4th Bn, ICC, 30 December 1917.
FateKilled in Action 30 March 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsCousin: 9091 Rohan Albert TAPFIELD, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 16 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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