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Cyril Rupert WOTTON

Regimental number3469
Place of birthPaddington, New South Wales
SchoolNowra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
AddressRockleigh Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinFather, W.J. Wotton, c/o Co-Operative Stores, Cessnock, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialRue-Du-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 31), Fleurbaix, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
179
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William James and Jessie WOTTON
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4354 2nd Corporal Raymond WOTTON, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 12 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 53rd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Transferred to 14th Machine Gun Company, 11 March 1916.

Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance, 24 March 1916 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 25 March 1916; discharged to duty, 31 March 1916 (influenza); rejoined unit, Ferry Post, 7 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandri to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 July 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Buried Rue du Bois Cemetery; reported by Rev. J.P. Guilbert.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WOTTON Cyril Rupert

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