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William Pestel SOPER

Regimental number3517
Place of birthCambewarra, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressCambewarra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5'4 .5.8"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Noble Soper, Cambewarra, Nowra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 April 1917
Place of enlistmentNowra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameJune 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number11/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Canberra on 16 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 18 December 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Pestel spelt Pestell
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date8 March 1920
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konig Louise', 18 December 1919; disembarked Sydney, 7 February 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 8 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 October 1929
Age at death36
Place of burialNowra Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, SOPER William Pestel

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