Ray Vernon SEARLE

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SEARLE, Ray Vernon

Service Number: 2954
Enlisted: 1 July 1915, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Breadalbane, Tasmania, 1895
Home Town: Westbury, Meander Valley, Tasmania
Schooling: Westbury Public School, Tasmania
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Ypres, Belgium, 23 August 1917
Cemetery: Bethleem Farm West Cemetery
Row D, Grave 2 Headstone inscription reads: God has saved from weary strife in its dawn this fresh young life
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Westbury War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2954, 12th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Claremont, Tasmania
27 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2954, 12th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
27 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2954, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
1 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Transferred from the 12th Battalion to the 52nd Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir Railhead
23 Aug 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2954, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of George and Elizabeth Anne Searle of Westbury, Tas.

Brother of Edward George Searle MM who returned to Australia on 1 November 1918 having served with the 15th Battalion and Frank Vivian Searle who died of wounds on 30 August 1915 while serving with the 12th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal