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William Robert VEITCH

Regimental number602
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
SchoolNorwood State School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMsason
Address20 King William Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Helen G Veitch, 20 King William Street, Kent Town, South Australia
Enlistment date2 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death31.11
Age at death from cemetery records31
Place of burialLongueau British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 7), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
137
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Brown and Margaret VEITCH; husband of Mrs. E.G. VEITCH, Swansea, Largs Bay, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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