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David ECCLESTON

Regimental number1657
Place of birthCooma New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressCrookwell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation44
Next of kinFather, William Eccleston, Crookwell, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 323 Albert Ambrose ECCLESTON, 42nd Bn, died of wounds, 30 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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