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William Mills CLEAVES

Regimental number1170
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolStae School, South Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressBrowdmeadows, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ruth Cleaves, Broadmeadows PO, Broadmeadows, Victoria
Previous military serviceSergeant in Senior Cadets, Melbourne
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularBuried Dickebusch
FateKilled in Action 31 July 1917
Place of death or woundingZillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Husband of Ruth CLEAVES, Broadmeadows, Victoria. Native of Melbourne

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