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William KNILL

Regimental number720
Date of birth27 September 1890
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolNailsworth Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGrange, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinGeorge Knill, Grange, South Australia
Enlistment date2 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A52 Surada on 6 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 7 June 1915
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2189 WO1 Percy George KNILL, 10th Bn, effective abroad (subsequently returned to Australia, February 1920); 1538 Sergeant Robert William KNILL, 27th Bn, died of wounds, 2 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Contracted illness; invalided to Australia, July 1915; recovered. Served in the Transport Service, 1916.

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