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William Valeire CROSS

Regimental number6971
Place of birthMarrickville New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressForest Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinThomas Valyer Cross, Forest Road, Hurstville, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 16
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Makarina on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 1 December 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 37), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Julie CROSS, Forest Road, hurstville, New South Wales. Native of St. Peters, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 16182 Sapper Douglas Donald CROSS, 5th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 23 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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