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William Edward FAIRFAX

Regimental number7402
Place of birthStawell, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSalesman
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 8"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Edmund James Fairfax, Murtoa, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 September 1915
Place of enlistmentBroadmeadows, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameAustralian Reserve Park 1, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 25 March 1919
Discharge date2 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3725 Driver Leslie James FAIRFAX, 28th Company, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 8 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Denison', 25 March 1919; discharged (medically unfit: debility), Melbourne, 2 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 January 1961
Place of burialPreston Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, FAIRFAX William Edward

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