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William Wadsworth FURNESS

Regimental number1381
Date of birth24 October 1893
Place of birthWoodville, South Australia
SchoolNorth Adelaide Public School, South Australia
ReligionCS
OccupationCarpenter
AddressClarence Park, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, M.H.S. Furness, Clarence Park, South Australia
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date13 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2762 Corporal Herbert Edwin FURNESS, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine, Syria

Arrived back in Australia, 10 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death31 August 1969

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