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William John TOWN

Regimental number2025
Place of birthBoort Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBoort, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Town, Boort, Victoria
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 27 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row B, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Boort Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: William (d. 10 October 1893, aged 46; bu. Boort Cemetery) and Elizabeth Ann (d. 6 November 1931 aged 83; bu. Boort Cemetery) TOWN, Boort, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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