Service Number: 4256
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, France, 3 July 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4256, 14th Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4256, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne


The details provided are taken from the book "Just Soldiers" written by WO1 Darryl Kelly, published 2004, chapter 25, pages 165 to 170. Ina and his brother Clement were twins. Born within minutes of each other (year not mentioned, but would be somewhere between 1880 and 1890). The book gives a great detail re their history prior to the war. Sufficient to say that they did everything together, almost joined at the hip, school together, sports together, socialised together, employment together, married to women and had children, living close to each other, Ina had a son named Clement, Clement had a son named Ina, they went to the enlistment office together, joined and had sequential regimental numbers. They were both allocated to the 14th Battalion, serving in A Company together, and went to war side by side. Unfortunately, one battle too many, saw them side by side advancing toward the enemy when a German shell exploded close to them and they both were instantly killed side by side, and buried side by side. These two men were the only soldiers who were twins to die simultaneously. May they Rest in Peace.
Lest We Forget.

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