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William NEVIN

Regimental number2001
Place of birthCork City, Co Cork, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressPayneham Road, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Nevin, Payneham Road, Payneham, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, British Army.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularRoH states fate as 'died of wounds'.
FateKilled in Action 5 November 1917
Place of burialVlamertinghe New Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 3rd Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, Egypt, 9 March 1916.

Transferred to 5th Divisional Artillery, Heliopolis, 1 April 1916; taken on strength, 55th Battery, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 30 June 1916.

To hospital, 16 October 1916 (sick); admitted to 15th Casualty Clearing Station, 17 October 1916 (conjunctivitis); transferred to Australian General Base Depot, France, 23 October 1916; marched out to unit, 17 December 1916; rejoined unit, 19 December 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 15 September 1917; rejoined unit, 30 September 1917.

Killed in action, France, 5 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
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