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William Alfred PUCKERING

Regimental number7036
Date of birth29 October 1897
Place of birthMount Morgan, Queensland
AddressShandon Hill, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 8.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C Puckering, Shandon Hill, Mt Morgan, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 14 days in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date14 October 1916
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date3 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, remaining at duty, 14 June 1918.

Wounded in action, second occasion, 8 August 1918 (gun shot wound, left arm forearm).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 25 January 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Brisbane, 3 May 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No Q155200.
Date of death7 July 1976
SourcesNAA: B2455, PUCKERING William Alfred

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