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William Arthur GREETHEAD

Regimental number54198
Date of birth18 August 1896
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
AddressNaremburn, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B.A. Greethead, 'Shirley', Glenmore Street, Naremburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceRoyal Australian Engineers (18 months, still serving)
Enlistment date29 April 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th General Service Reinforcements (New South Wales)
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Feldmarschall on 19 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateDied of disease 16 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBristol (Arno's Vale) Cemetery (Grave No. 712), Gloucestershire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Arthur and Martha GREETHEAD; husband of B.A. GREETHEAD, "Shirley", Glenmore Street, Naremburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War Service: England.

Embarked Sydney, 19 June 1918; disembarked London, England, 26 August 1918; marched into 9th Training Bn, Fovant, 26 August 1918, and allotted to 33rd Bn reinforcements.

Admitted to Hurdcott Military Hospital, 5 October 1918; transferred to Fovant Military Hospital, 10 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Died, Fovant Military Hospital, 16 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Buried Arnot Vale Cemetery, Bristol, 23 October 1918.

War Medal: British War Medal.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREETHEAD William Arthur

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