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Regimental number21988
Place of birthHotham Hill, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolJames Street Boys School
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressCottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Elphick, Broome Street, Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date18 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 23, Battery 107
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/133/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"Very fine voice and was generally included in concerts and parties that used to entertain comrades. 6' in height and fine physique." Details from Mother.
FateDied of wounds 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death21.3
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connectionsTwo cousins made the supreme sacrifice. They were his fathers brother's sons. One went through to Battle of Mons, but killed by sniper after 18 months.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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