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William Joseph Neal

Regimental number3391
Date of birth14 October 1892
Place of birthCook's River, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter
AddressStanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, W.J. Neal, 'Bruceville', Bruce Street, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Pioneer Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5150 Pte Victor Henry James NEAL, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Gassed, 12 September 1917; returned to duty, 1 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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