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William James BUSH

Regimental number31340
Place of birthBennett Street, Bendigo, Victoria
SchoolState School, Kangaroo Flat and High School, Victoria
Other trainingTeachers' Training College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSchool teacher
AddressKangaroo Flat via Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G A Bush, Costerfield via Heathcote, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Military Forces
Enlistment date18 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 23
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Orontes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 5 May 1918
Place of death or woundingMerris, France
Age at death23.11
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialEbblinghem Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: George d. 28 May 1920, aged 55; bu. Kangaroo Flat) and Elizabeth BUSH, Kangaroo Flat, Victoria. Native of Bendigo, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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