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Regimental number1885
Place of birthMillers Point, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWire weaver
Address64 Derwent Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38.6
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinFather, Wife's address unknown, John Cunningham, 64 Derwent Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 January 1916
Place of enlistmentCasula, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1885A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 11 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date9 April 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Darwin', 11 January 1918; discharged (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis, senility), Sydney, 9 April 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death20 March 1934
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, CUNNINGHAM George

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