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William James FIRKINS

Regimental number2425
Place of birthHampstead, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Frederick Firkins, 1 New End Square, Hampstead, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name49th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/66/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon on 19 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Sarah FIRKINS
Discharge date17 June 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Osterley', 28 March 1918; disembarked Sydney for Brisbane, 15 April 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 17 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 August 1930
Age at death37
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, FIRKINS William James

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