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William Stannard CANN

Regimental number19962
Place of birthLondon England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPingelly, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs S A Cann, 77 Carnarvon Road, Norwich, Norfolk, England
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 8, Battery 31
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3367 Pte George Leonard CANN, 57th Bn, killed in action, 29 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 June 1973

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