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William Joseph MAIR

Regimental number12642
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
AddressKirkcaldy Road, Grange, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.9
Height5' 7.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Mair, Kirkcaldy Road, Grange, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 31 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'City of Exeter', 12 July 1919; disembarked, Adelaide, 21 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 6 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 February 1973
Age at death79
Place of burialBarmera Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAIR William Joseph

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