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Edward Charles CLAYTON

Regimental number3545
Place of birthDover, Tasmania
SchoolDover, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
AddressDover, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 5.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Clayton Senior, Dover, Tasmania
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 April 1917
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNoreuil Australian Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Selina CLAYTON, Dover, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5074 Pte William Alfred CLAYTON, 52nd Bn, killed in action, 12 April 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLAYTON Edward Charles

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