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Mervyn Willoughby THORNTON

Regimental number10088
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWoolclasser
AddressManly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Sydney James Thornton, Queenscliff Road, Manly, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 August 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
FateDied of disease 30 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialCowley (St. Lawrence) Churchyard (Australian Section, Grave No. 79), Middlesex
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: 10089 Pte Charles Leslie THORNTON, 14th Field Ambulance.

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