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William LOVE

Regimental number6831A
Place of birthFordell, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia38
AddressBendigo, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Height5' 8.25"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M. Love, 321 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceInstructional Staff;previously served for 21 years in the 2nd Bn, Black Watch, Royal Highland Regiment.
Enlistment date16 August 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 August 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCompany Sergeant Major Warrant Officer Class 2
Unit name24th Battalion, 20th Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer Class 2
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 31 August 1918
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3277 Driver Colin Douglas Grant LOVE MM, 2nd Mechanical Transport Company, Australian Army Service Corps, killed in action, 18 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917; embarked Alexandria, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into 6th Training Bn, Fovant, and enlisted with substantial rank of Company Sergeant Major (previously Permanent Staff Sergeant Major, Instructional Staff, Australia), allotted letter 'A' to Regimental Number owing to duplication.

Proceeded overseas to France, 7 April 1918; marched into Base Depot, Havre, 8 April 1918; proceeded to join unit, 15 April 1918.

Taken on strength, in the field, 15 April 1918.

Killed in action, France, 21 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LOVE William

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