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William James GARNISH

Regimental number3496
Place of birthStreaky Bay, South Australia
SchoolWallaroo Model School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressMardon Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothea Amelia Garnish, Mardon Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in Junior and Senior Cadets; transferred to 81st Bn, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris, France
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth GARNISH; husband of Dorothea GARNISH, 24 Yeronga Avenue North, Kensington Park, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 178 Corporal Edward POOLE, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 26 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GARNISH William James

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