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William Herbert WAKELY

Regimental number3429
Place of birthLismore, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShop assistant
AddressBrunswick Heads, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 9"
Weight138.5 lbs
Next of kinFather, William James Wakely, Brunswick Heads, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date2 November 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William James and Sarah WAKELY
Discharge date3 October 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karoola', 3 July 1917; disembarked Sydney, 29 August 1917, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 3 October 1917.

Medal: British War Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death11 February 1935
Age at death39
Place of burialMullumbimby Cemetery, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, WAKELY William Herbert

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