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William James MAYGAR

Regimental number896
Place of birthEngland
Other NamesMAYGER (taken from Cemetery Details)
SchoolPublic School, England
Age on arrival in Australia17
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressKatanning, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James John Maygar, Anne Street, Katanning, Western Australia
Enlistment date16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death22.11
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRibemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James John and Eleanor Amy MAYGER, 6 Burt Street, Cottesloe, Western Australia. Native of England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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