Service Number: 1894
Enlistment Unit: 40th Battalion
Transferred Unit: Not known or not applicable
Date of Enlistment: 14 May 1916
Enlistment Age: 19 years
Fate of person: Killed in action - body recovered
William was nineteen when he enlisted in the 40th Battalion in May 1916. He embarked from Hobart aboard HMTS Ballarat and arrived in Plymouth in September. After a short period of training he proceeded to France. Bouts of mumps, tonsillitis and diphtheria kept him in hospital until April 1917 when he re-joined his regiment. On 7 June 1917 he was killed in action in Belgium and is buried at Menin Gate.
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