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Emanuel WIER

Regimental number3973
Place of birthMenindie, New South Wales
SchoolState School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 11"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rose Harriett Wier, Narrandera, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of eyesight)
Enlistment date9 September 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No 3), Mericourt-L'Abbe, Picardie, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as WEIR . Place of birth incorrectly entered on NAA RecordSearch as Minduree, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WIER Emanuel

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