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William George TASKER

Regimental number29167
Place of birthCondobolin, New South Wales
SchoolNewington College, Stanmore, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
Address7 Metropolitan Road, Enmore, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, D H Tasker, Condobolin, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Newington College, Sydney, New South Wales.
Enlistment date2 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit nameHowitzer Brigade 116
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/136/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAn international Rugby Union player. Captained the Great Public Schools' Team. Member (five-eighth) of the Australian Rugby Union Team that toured America and New Zealand in 1913. Captain of Newington College Team; Captain of Newtown Rugby Union Team. Enlisted in 1915 in the 13th Bn. Severely wounded at Quinn's Post, Gallipoli; invalided back to Australia. Re-Enlisted in 1916 in the 116th Howitzer Battery. Twice wounded in France.
FateDied of wounds 9 August 1918
Place of death or woundingHarbonnieres, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XIX, Row D, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
18
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David Henry and Ellen TASKER. Mother's name incorrectly entered on CWGC site vas Helene.
Family/military connectionsCousin (1st): Gunner Dudley BOXHALL, killed in action, France.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 1658 William George TASKER for first period of service.

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