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Regimental number778
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
True NamePETERSEN, William Jens Peter
SchoolSuperior Public School, Hill, Newcastle, New South Wales
Address120 Church Street West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 10.5"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMrs E Petersen, 120 Church Street West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1915
Place of death or woundingLone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Special Memorial C.126), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Jens and Hannah PETERSEN, Royal Street, New Lambton, New South Wales. Native of Newcastle, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterrean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Reported wounded, 8 August 1915.

Now, 15 December 1915, reported killed in action, 8 August 1915; disc recovered by Burial Party, 23 August 1915.

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

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