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William Alfred TOWNSEND

Regimental number1651
Place of birthUnley South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressBeverley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, William Charles Townsend, Beverley, Western Australia
Enlistment date17 February 1917
Rank on enlistment2nd Air Mechanic
Unit nameMarch 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2033 ADJT Albert Charles TOWNSEND, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919.

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