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Edwin Thomas AYLING

Regimental number4731
Place of birthPark Avenue, North Rockhampton, Queensland
SchoolPark Avenue State School, Queensland
OccupationEngine fitter
AddressPark Avenue, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Ayling, Park Avenue, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Australian Naval Forces about 9 years holding the rank of Seaman Gunner.
Enlistment date23 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 28 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 February 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death23.6
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row H, Grave 22), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Eva AYLING, Park Avenue, North Rockhampton, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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