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Regimental number3281
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolMarsh Lane, Liverpool
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressColedale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinSister, Miss Bridget Fairbrother, Lancaster Street, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date22 November 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name45th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/62/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4540
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWent to Australia age 17. He joined (the AIF) at the outbreak of war and was killed aged 28. Enlisted 5/7/1917 - 30th Battalion, 12th Reinforcements. Taken on strength 45th Battalion 9/7/17. Gassed 31/1/18. Wounded 18/6/18.
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death28
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 7), 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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