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Regimental number3026
Place of birthWhitby's Farm, Spotland, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
SchoolMeanwood Council School, Lancashire, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
AddressGlebe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Arthur Brierley, Ivy Model Farm, Chorley, Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Enlistment date27 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularLanded at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
FateKilled in Action 26 September 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Second entry first did not match
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XLIV, Row A, Grave No. 8), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Sarah BRIERLEY, 5 Tower Buildings, Chorley Qld Road, Bolton, Lancs. Native of Rochdale, lancs, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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