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William Alexander McHARDY

Regimental number2193
Place of birthJorrvumonston, Jorrvunesshire, Scotland
SchoolJorvuness Public Schools, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia15
AddressMaribyrnong Road, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, William McHarely, Field Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Essendon Cadets for 1 1/2 years; Served in 58th Infrantry for 2 years.
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2193A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.7
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row O, Grave No. 49), Ovillers-La-Boissellle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah MCHARDY, 52 Negarvino Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria. Native of Inverness-shire, Scotland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2194 Pte Frank John McHARDY, 5th Bn, killed in action, 25 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McHARDY William Alexander

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