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Regimental number5789
Place of birthBurrington, Devon, England
SchoolChawley School, Devon, England
Age on arrival in Australia30
AddressArawatta, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Beatrice Babbage, Arawata, Victoria
Enlistment date29 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 March 1917
Place of death or woundingGrevillers, France
Date of death15 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row D, Grave 31), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth Babbage; husband of Beatrice McBain Babbage, Arawata, Victoria, Australia. Native of Burrinton, Devon, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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