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William RONSON

Regimental number3102
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
AddressEastern Dorrigo, North Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8.25"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A J Ronson, Eastern Dorrigo, North Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialFromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No 2) , France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Anne RONSON
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3204 Pte Joseph RONSON, 25th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916; 3203 Pte Robert RONSON, 26th Bn, returned to Australia, 15 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Tel el Kebir, 6 January 1916.

Transferred to 53rd Bn, 13 February 1916; taken on strength, 14 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Originally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 9), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.

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

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