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William Henry TWIST

Regimental number6189
Place of birthForbes (Camp Hill), New South Wales
SchoolConvent (Catholic) School, Forbes, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address10 Warwick Street, Stanmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Miss Bridget Twist, North Hill, Forbes, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death22.5
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialButten New British Cemetery (Plot XXX, Row C, Grave No. 4), Polygon Woode, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Bridget TWIST. Native of Forbes, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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