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Number Corporal 3553

Battalion 23rd Battalion

Place of Birth Cobden

Next of Kin His mother, Mrs. Mary Johnston
(widow) of Leongatha

Date and place of enlistment Leongatha 8/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 30 years, 5'10",
12 stone 9 pounds, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Religion Presbyterian

Occupation Labourer

Date and place of death He was killed in action on 25/8/1916

Location of grave or memorial He is on Memorial at Villers Bretonneux

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Leongatha and attended Leongatha State School

Military History

8/9/15 He enlisted in Leongatha
5/1/16 Embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Afric
14/3/16 He was placed in the 23rd Battalion
17/3/16 He is placed in the 6th Training Battalion
20/3/16 He embarked Alexandria
26/3/16 He disembarked Marseilles
30/7/16 He was promoted to acting corporal
25/8/16 He was killed in action
His mother received a pension
His sister became his NOK her address was �Arona� Bena Rd Korumburra



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