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William Henry FERBER

Regimental number2310
Date of birth19 June 1896
Place of birthWilmington, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStockman
AddressBeltana, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.7
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ferber, Beltana, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A59 Botanist on 26 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 26 July 1919
Discharge date7 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2308 Sapper Conrad William Bertram FERBER, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 12 July 1916; 2309 Corporal Francis Walter FERBER, 15th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 2 August 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Dongala', 26 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 7 October 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 December 1958
Age at death62
Place of burialRenmark Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FERBER William Henry

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