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William John STAPLETON

Regimental number3623
Place of birthWollongong, New South Wales
SchoolWollongong District School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal asistant
AddressUnanderra, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Stapleton, Unanderra, Wollongong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 June 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death25.6
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBrewery Orchard Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 9), Bois-Grenier, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
84
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Wollongong General Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: John and Eleanor STAPLETON, Willville, Unanderra, Illawarra, New South Wales. Native of Wollongong, New South Wales~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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