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Harold William WILTHEW

Regimental number356
Date of birth7 January 1893
Place of birthBalmain, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTraveller
Addressc/o Mrs. Ethel Ida Clarke, 'Duane', Orchard Street, Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs. Ethel Ida Clarke, 'Duane,' Orchard Street, Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Place of enlistmentRockhampton, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot I, Row K, Grave No. 10), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: William and Mary Ann WILTHEW
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, WILTHEW Harold William

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