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William Robert LOOKER

Regimental number917
Place of birthMurrumbeena, Victoria
SchoolMalvern Grammar School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation hand
AddressNeerim Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMrs F Looker, Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 November 1916
Place of death or woundingBapaume, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot II, Row V, Grave No. 5), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
44
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Fanny LOOKER, "Yambee", Neerim Road, Murrumbeena, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother No 308 LCpl F K Looker 22nd Batt died of jaundice, Malta 15/11/15. Sister - Sister M F Looker, Aust Nursing Service 1915-1920, Egypt, France. Brother - Lt A W Looker DSO Cambridgeshire Regt, Imperial Army 1914-1919, France, South West Africa and East Africa.

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