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William Charles EYERS

Regimental number5080
Date of birth1896
Place of birthBolwarrah, via Daylesford, Victoria
SchoolBolwarrah State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address23 Lyon Street, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Mr C Eyers, Boolarra, Victoria
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds
Date of death27 March 1917
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row E, Grave No. 10), Ovillers-La-Boissele, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6009 Leslie Arthur EYRES, 6th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement, returned to Australia.
Other details

Private Eyers was initially sent to Suez for training, and was transferred to the 60th Battalion from the 8th.

He contracted German Measles and spent approximately two months in hospital in France, from where he was taken on strength with the 58th Bn on 8 December 1916.

He was wounded in action on 30 March 1917, suffering a gun shot wound to the chest, penetrating upper and lower extremities. He died of wounds at the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.

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