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William Henry STARR

Regimental number5897
Place of birthBirchett Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressTemora, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 4"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rubin William Starr, Deboose Street, Temora, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Date of death26 September 1920
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialTemora Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. Reuben H. and Mrs. R.W. STARR. Native of Birchip, Victoria
Discharge date19 April 1919
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Bakara', 2 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 14 February 1919, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 19 April 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, STARR William Henry

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