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William Lumsden PACKMAN

Regimental number9006
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolFalkirk School, Scotland
Other trainingScience and Arts School, Falkirk, Scotland.
Age on arrival in Australia16
AddressYerongpilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Thomas Packman, Yerongpilly, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in 3rd Battery, Australian Field Artillery, Citizen Military Forces, Brisbane.
Enlistment date24 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/90/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A39 Port Macquarie on 16 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Being a member of the Highland Society of Brisbane and the first member to die for King and Country, a memorial was erected by his fellow members to his memory suitably inscribed with the motto "Dikas da Cherle" (Gaelic).' (Father: Thomas Packman, Brisbane.)
FateDied of wounds 15 November 1916
Place of death or woundingDelville Wood, Somme, France
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row I, Grave No. 27), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Helen PACKMAN, 'Poolewe', Yerongpilly, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsBrother: James PACKMAN, 2/2nd D.A.C. and Brother-in-law Lieutenant B. Di...., 12th Australian Field Artillery
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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