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Walter Best WETHERELL

Regimental number514
Place of birthChannel Islands
SchoolPeoples Palace College, London, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGeneral bush worker
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Nellie Wetherell, 226 Twickenham Road, Leytonstone Essex, England
Previous military serviceApprenticeship in Merchant Service
Enlistment date17 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 9 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Best spelt Bert Surname spelt WETHERALL
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death27
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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