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Edmund Archibald CLAYER

Regimental number71
Place of birthHindmarsh, South Australia
SchoolState School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Addressc/o Mrs Wesley, High Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Esther Clayer, c/o Mrs Wesley, High Street, Queenstown, South Australia
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried Eaton Hall Cemetery 
FateKilled in Action 15 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialRue-Petillon Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 104), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Charles and Rliza CLAYER, husband of Esther CLAYER, 152 Hutt Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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