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William Richard HOFFMAN

Regimental number1917
Place of birthLeichhardt, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolTighes Hill Public School, New South Wales
AddressElizabeth Street, Tighe's Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Abey Hoffman, Elizabeth Street, Tighe's Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceCompulsory training Cadets and A.M. Corps
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 18 July 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHazebrouck Communal Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 29), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Andrew and Abey HOFFMAN, Elizabeth Street, Tighe's Hill, New South Wales. Native of Newcastle, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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