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William Edward HOUSDEN

Regimental number2417
Date of birth23 August 1890
Place of birthCastlemaine, Victoria
ReligionBaptist
OccupationLetter carrier
AddressWest Maitland Post Office, West Maitland, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Fred Benjamin Housden, Doveton Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date13 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919
Other detailsMarried Lucy Elizabeth Knowles
Date of death1973
Place of burialWarrnambool, Victoria

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