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William Reston ARKLAY

Regimental number57411
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPainter
Address67 Moore Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37 years 6 months
Height5' 6"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza Arklay, 67 Moore Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Volunteer Victoria Mounted Rifles
Enlistment date30 July 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Unit name4th General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (Victoria)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 17 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Squadron Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 5 March 1919
Discharge date1 May 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Sydney', 5 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 17 April 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 1 May 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ARKLAY William Reston

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