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William GIFFEN

Regimental number5150
Place of birthPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
True NameGIFFIN, William
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBaker
AddressSt Clair, Milliner Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Giffen, St Clair, Milliner Road, Artarmon, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 December 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date28 April 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; discharged (medically unfit: multiple gunshot wounds), 28 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSignature on Attestation Form is William GIFFEN, although his name elsewere on the Attestation Form is GIFFIN.
Date of death5 August 1955
SourcesNAA: B2455, GIFFEN William

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