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William ENTWISTLE

Regimental number5362
Place of birthLancashire, England
SchoolEagley British School, Lancashire, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressSouth Kolan, Bundaberg, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Entwhistle, South Kolan, Bundaberg, Queensland
Enlistment date7 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 20 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Other detailsSon of Joseph and Elizabeth Entwistle, South Kolan. Served in France, arriving 4 June 1916 and sent to the firing line September 1916. He was gassed twice and sent to hospital. He returned to France and was sent with the Army of occupation to the Rhine.

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