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Raymond Paul BRETT

Regimental number2112
SchoolCrown St Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationLabourer
Address507 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A M M Brett, 507 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 January 1918
Place of death or woundingWytschaete, Belgium (Battle of Messines)
Date of death8 January 1918
Age at death25.9
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialSomer Farm Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 17), Wytschaete, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
31
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frank and Alice BRETT, 'Greycliffe', 47 Bay View Street, McMahon's Point, Sydney
Place of burialSomerform Cemetery (B.17), Wytschaete, Belgium

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