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Walter Cyril WILLSDON

Regimental number517
Date of birth10 July 1898
Place of birthTarcowie, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressTarcowie, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 4.5"
Weight116 lbs
Next of kinFather, George Willsdon, Port Pirie West, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 July 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Machine Gun Company
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Discharge date18 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Konigin Luise', 21 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: Service No SX11722.
Date of death10 December 1943
Age at death45
Place of burialYokohama War Cemetery, Japan
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILLSDON Walter Cyril

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