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Arthur THORN

Regimental number2238
Date of birth21 June 1898
Place of birthCavenagh, South Australia
SchoolSouth Broken Hill Public School, New South Wales
OccupationMet chemist
AddressCarswell, Port Pirie, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kathleen Matilda Thorn, Carswell, Port Pirie, South Australia
Enlistment date2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1916
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3621 Corporal Reginald Samuel THORN, 10th Bn, killed in action, 24 July 1916.
Other detailsWar service: Egypt, France, Belgium. Wounded, 5 August 1916. Wounded and missing, later reported officially killed in action, Flers, 5 November 1916.

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