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William Gordon DANES

Regimental number2399
Place of birthSouth Yarra, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTramway employee
Address3 Abbott Grove, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinWife, Mrs Lucy Ethel Danes, 13 South Crescent, South Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date3 July 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 24 March 1917
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialLebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extenion (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 23), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Julie DANES, husband of Lucy E. DANES, "Bromley", Crisp Street, Hampton, Victoria. Native of Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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