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William White DRAKE

Regimental number2617
Place of birthGlebe, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram driver
Address28 Brougham Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27.1
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Dorothy Drake, 28 Brougham Street, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Discharge date17 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Plassy', 17 March 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 17 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 January 1960
Age at death72
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 9, 985), Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, DRAKE William White

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