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Vaughan, Arthur Edward George




Born 1898 Launceston Tasmania the son of Edward and Rachel Jane Vaughan (nee Moore) a labourer he embarked Melbourne on board “HMAT Nestor” with the 12th Infantry Battalion.  He had presented himself for enlistment 29 times before he was accepted even to the extent of having one of his toes amputated.

He was killed in action 25th August 1918 in France and is commemorated in the Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France.

The sad news was conveyed by Reverend H Baker to Mrs C Vaughan of 6 Gleadow Street (late of 61 Bourke Street) that her son, Private Arthur E G Vaughan 12th Battalion was killed in action on August 25th previously reported wounded.  This young soldier, who was only 20 years of age, was rejected several times.  He was a son of the late Edward Vaughan and a grandson of Mrs F Vaughan

The Weekly Courier 14th November 1918













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