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Arthur Edward ATTWELL

Regimental number875
Place of birthReading, England
SchoolHoly Trinity School, Reading, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Attwell, 18 Cambridge Street, Reading, Berks, England
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Horse Artillery, Berks Territorials.
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe took over two hundred snapshots dealing with the life at Broadmeadows, the departure of the first Australian Convoy. Life in Egypt, landing at Anzac and the departure therefrom. The negatives are in the possession of Mr Leslie Warburton of Hawkesdale, VIC. (Brother)
FateKilled in Action 11 January 1917
Place of death or woundingDickebusch, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot IX, Row D, Grave 9), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Maria ATTWELL, 18 Cambridge Street, Reading, England

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