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Regimental number287
Place of birthForth, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressForth, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Herbert Vertigan, Forth, Tasmania
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16 January 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 35), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr H.A. and Mrs L. VERTIGAN
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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