Cleveland Edward STARR

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STARR, Cleveland Edward

Service Number: 1421
Enlisted: 28 October 1914, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Paddington, New South Wales, 6 January 1888
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: North Sydney Public School
Occupation: Plasterer
Died: Accidental (defective grenade), France, 18 October 1916, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Longueville Public School WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

28 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1421, Liverpool, New South Wales
11 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1421, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1421, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1421, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Jul 1922: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1421, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, GSW (back)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...1421 Private Cleveland Edward Starr, 2nd Battalion from Chatswood, NSW. A 26 year old plasterer prior to enlisting on 10 November 1914, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Sydney on 11 February 1915 aboard HMAT Seang Bee. He served with the Battalion at Gallipoli where he received a shrapnel wound. On recovering from his wound, he re-joined the Battalion in Belgium and was killed by a defective grenade in a training accident on 18 October 1916. Pte Starr is buried in the Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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