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John Alexander URQUHART

Regimental number6827
Place of birthColeraine, Victoria
SchoolColeraine State School, Victoria
AddressColeraine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr T Urquhart, Coleraine, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 25 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll6827A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialButtes New British Cemetery (Plot XVIII, Row A, Grave No. I), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary URQUHART, Coleraine, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin to Sgt Roy Urquhart killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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