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William HALPIN

Regimental number5106
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address43 Levey St, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.5
Height5' 4.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, T Halpin, 43 Levey Street, Chippendale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date21 July 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 19 April 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 7 June 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; declared an illegal absentee, 16 January 1920; discharged in consequence of being an illegal absentee, 21 July 1920; automatically forfeited medal entitlements.

Medals subsequently restored.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death25 August 1944
Age at death47
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 771), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALPIN William

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