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William George HALLETT

Regimental number20310
Place of birthHamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales
SchoolPaddington Public School, Paddington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressLeichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 8.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, John Charles Hallett, 86 Foster Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceField Engineers and St George's Rifle Regiment (6.5 years)
Enlistment date2 July 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Squadron Engineers, September 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/36/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd AMD
FateDied of disease 18 October 1918
Place of death or woundingIdness, Damascus
Age at death31.4
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 30), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth HALLETT
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Embarked Sydney, 16 November 1917; disembarked Suez, Egypt, 21 December 1917, and marched into Reinforcement Camp, Moascar, the same day.

Marched into Engineer Training Unit, Moascar, 22 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 6 February 1918; taken on strength of 2nd Field Squadron, Belsh, 7 February 1918.

Detached to Officer's School, Kelab, 2 March 1918; rejoined unit, 22 March 1918.

Admitted to Australian Divisional Rest Station, Damascus, 18 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Died, German Hospital, Damascus, 18 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Buried by Chaplain H.K. Gordon, Damascus West Military Cemetery, 19 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALLETT William George

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