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William James OVERSON

Regimental number6986
Place of birthLillimur, Victoria
SchoolState Schools, Fitzroy and Riddell, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
Address4 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James Overson, 4 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Previous military service25th Battery Australian Field Artillery; Served as a Sergeant in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied at Le Havre, France.
FateDied in hospital 29 March 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSte Marie Cemetery (Division 19, Row V, Grave No. 7), Le Havre, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Elizabeth OVERSON, 4 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria

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