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George Leake Cecil CLIFTON

Regimental number775
Place of birthPentle, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressR C Clifton, Lands Department, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Cecil Clifton, Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

Enlisted 13 April 1915 (no. 4855); taken on strength 4 June 1915; transferred to 2nd Division Signal Company 12 August 1915; Cpl 21 July 1916; attached to RFC Cadet Battalion, Oxford, 26 January 1917; commissioned as a 2Lt, 17 March 1917, in RFC and discharged from AIF; graduated as a flying officer 3 June 1917; to No. 31 Reserve Squadron RFC, 17 March 1917; No. 53 Reserve Squadron, 1 May 1917; No. 63 Training Squadron 3 June 1917; No. 2 Aircraft Depot, France, 17 July 1917; admitted to hospital (accident) and died of wounds 22 July 1917.

FateDischarged 16 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21

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