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Charles Leslie THORNTON

Regimental number10089
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressManly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Sydney James Thornton, Queenscliff Road, Manly, New South Wales
Previous military service18th Infantry
Enlistment date13 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 8, Reinforcement 5
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Ambulance
FateDeceased
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot lII, Row D, Grave No. 4), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
184
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sydney James and Sarah Ellen THORNTON, Glenwood, Queenscliff, Manly, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 10088 Pte Mervyn Willoughby THORNTON, 14th Field Ambulance, died of disease, 30 October 1918.

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