|Place of birth||Derbyshire, England|
|School||Ambaston Church School, England|
|Age on arrival in Australia||27|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Second Street, Pelaw Main, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, G. Wass, Anderston, near Derby, England|
|Previous military service||Served in South African War (Sherwood Foresters).; 3 years in Hong Kong; 1 year China; 1.5 years Singapore; 4 years in Army Reserve.|
|Place of enlistment||Randwick, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Signaller Corporal|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Fourth Supplement No. 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176 (30 November 1916).
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||He also served in China and India with the Sherwood Foresters.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||35|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.
Promoted Sergeant to date from 8 April 1915.
Wounded in action, 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, head); admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 9 August 1915; transferred to Mudros, 11 August 1915, and thence to St George's Hospital, Malta, 16 August 1915; to St Patrick's Hospital, Malta, 21 August 1915; to England, 18 September 1915, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London SE, 24 September 1915.
Proceeded to join Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from Weymouth (date not stated); rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 February 1916.
Transferred to 54th Bn, 22 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19-20 July 1916.
Note on file: 'austr. Sold. Wass, W.. 54. ... Nr. 4299. am 19.7.16. in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'
Red Cross File No 2861108: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched to N/K. 11.5.17.'
'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4.11.16.'Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WASS William
Red Cross file 2861108