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William James Pearce CARR

Regimental number6
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address14 Barton Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.25"
Weight178 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Emma Mary Ann Carr, Barton Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 23), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
109
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Mrs Eliza CARR; husband of E.M.A. CARR. Native of South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 August 1918
SourcesNAA: B2455, CARR William James Pearce

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