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Regimental number2161
Place of birthNorfolk, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
Addressc/o Mr W B Drowley, Leongatha PO, Leongatha, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Dennis Trudgill, Longrow, Tivenham, Long Stratton, Norfolk, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name37th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPoperinghe, Belgium
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNine Elms British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 14), Poperinghe, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Dennis and Ellen Mahala TRUDGILL, Longroy, Tibenham, Norwich, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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