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William Raymond HYAM

Regimental number3
Place of birthThirsk, Yorkshire, England
SchoolSt Olaves College, York, England and Greenhill Preparatory School, Moseley, Birminingham, England
Other trainingChartered Accountant
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBairnsdale, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinBrother, G N Hyam, Acacia, Service Street, Hampton, Victoria
Enlistment date20 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentStaff Sergeant
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters and Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A34 Persic on 28 May 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularNo relations in the AIF but his stepbrother Basil Hyam was killed on his seventeenth birthday after two years service in the London Regt.
FateDied of wounds 30 March 1917
Place of death or woundingGaza, Palestine
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 176), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
9
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Harding and Edith HYAM. Native of Thirsk, England

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