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Edward William CLIFTON

Regimental number4775
Place of birthSurry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
True NameLENEARD
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor driver
Address8 Ada Street, Ultimo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 10"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs. E.J. Clifton, c/ Mrs Hockey, Raymond Road, Thirroul, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 September 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingBattle of Fromelles, France
Age at death25
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 25), La chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 5th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 20 July 1916.

Buried at V.C. Avenue, Rue de Petillon, by Reverend G.W. Statt, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, CLIFTON Edward William

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