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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Haynes, Randolph Reginald (495)

Place of Birth: Annandale, NSW

Age: 26 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 August 1914 – Albert Park, VIC

Service Number: 495 view online service record

16 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mary Ann Watson (mother)
19 Harold Street
Newtown, NSW

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Wednesday, 9 May 1917
Place: France

Address on Embarkation Roll given as South Melbourne but probably should be Port Melbourne.

Lance Corporal, 5 Infantry, killed in action 9 May, 1917, France, age 28, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France 

495 (Father: late, mother: Mrs Mary Ann WATSON (previously HAYNES), born Annandale, N.S.W., Enlisted giving his address as 161 Station Street, South Melbourne, but a Death Notice placed by a friend M. BOGLE at the address shows it as Port Melbourne (there has never been a Station Street in South Melbourne); mother shown at Newtown, Sydney as next of kin. He was 28 when killed, his mother suggested he came to Melbourne at 14 years of age.  No known grave)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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