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Michael William Aylward

Name on Board MW Aylward
Name on Service
Michael William  Aylward
Enlistment Age 27
Occupation Stevedore
Place of Birth Mt Egerton, Vic
Next of Kin Michael and Mrs Mary Ann Aylward
Address Cnr Grant and Miles St, Sebastopol, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 17/07/1915
Service No. 2102
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 27/09/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Unit on Embarkation 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 26/08/1916
Unit on Death 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
France (previously reported missing)
Cemetery or Memorial Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Picardie, France
Additional Information Even though the Court of Enquiry determined that Michael Aylward was killed in action on 26/8/1916, his remains weren't located until 1923 by the Imperial War Graves Commission.  This was when he was re-interred in Aveluy Wood Cemetery. Red Cross Files: verification from Pte Neale for Court of Enquiry that M W Aylward lived in Williamstown, Vic at time of enlistment
Additional References Red Cross File: Michael Aylward
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