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Regimental number959
Place of birthRosebury, South Australia
SchoolClifton Hill State School, Victoria
Address1002 Hoddle Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 4"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Tracey, 1002 Hoddle Street, East Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 18), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary TRACEY, 21 Gipps Street, East Melbourne, Victoria. Native of Kenmare West, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, Anzac, 21 October 1915 (diptheria); transferred to HS 'Glenart Castle', 25 October 1915 (septic sore throat); transferred to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 29 October 1915; to Mena House, 14 November 1915; to Base Details, Zeitoun, 18 November 1915.

Taken on strength, 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TRACEY Murray

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