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William Thomas TEAR

Regimental number4922
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
Schoolstate School, Footscray, Victoria
Other trainingStudied newspaper illustration at the International Correspondence School.
Address16 Austin Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, W Tear, 16 Austin Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date28 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
FateDied of wounds 10 May 1917
Place of death or woundingVaux, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVaulx Hill Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emily TEAR, Bulla Road, North Essendon, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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