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Raymond Dawson VAUGHAN

Regimental number1005
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolBallarat College, Victoria
Other trainingBallarat Agricultural High School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
Addressc/o Charles Vaughan & Co., Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10.75"
Weight194 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Frances Vaughan, 204 Mill Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBallarat, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMessines Ridge British Cemetery (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
132
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Peacock Hall, Ballarat High School, Victoria. Commemorated on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Roll of Honour, Ballarat, Victoria. Parents: Charles (d. 9 December 1918) and Mary Frances VAUGHAN, 204 Mill Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2163 Pte Charles Francis VAUGHAN, Australian Army Pay Corps, returned to Australia, 12 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 27 may 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 5 December 1916 (mumps), and transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station; to No 7 General Hospital, St Omer, 6 December 1916; discharged to Base Depot, 26 December 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 23 December 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 12 January 1917.

Detached to 3rd Divisional School, 22 April 1917; marched out to rejoin Bn, 29 April 1917.

Killed in action, 9 June 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, VAUGHAN Raymond Dawson

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