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William CANNING

Regimental number2366
Place of birthLongreach Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse breaker
AddressLongreach, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinGrandparent, Mrs Margaret Gill, Longreach, Queensland
Enlistment date12 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 5 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Mechanical Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Date of death19 September 1945
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery

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