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Regimental number2135
Place of birthBury, Lancashire, England
SchoolPalfrey Council School, Walsall, Staffordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Button, 26 Clarmont Terrace, Mount Street, Walsall, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 10 February 1917
Place of death or woundingnr Butt-de-Warlencourt, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialAdanac Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BUTTON, Walsall, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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