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Regimental number4972
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBroom maker
Address3 Fred Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, W Ashton, Fred Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 4 years in the Compulsory Training Scheme.
Enlistment date21 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 2 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 75, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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