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William John EGGLESTON

Date of birth25 March 1878 ; secondary dob: 1879
Place of birthBarnawartha, Victoria
OccupationPostal clerk
AddressWest Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Eggleston, 5 Newnham Street, West Leederville, Western Australia
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 May 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name16th Battalion, 27th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board SS Canberra on 23 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion


Unit: 16th Battalion
Promotion date: 6 November 1918

FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Discharge date24 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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