|True Name||WYATT, William Victor Baily|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Essex Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, Aaron Wyatt, Essex Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Sapper|
|Unit name||5th Field Company Engineers|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/24/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||5th Field Company Engineers|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||*Given name William Victor|
|Age at death from cemetery records||24|
|Place of burial||No known grave.|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Aaron and Elizabeth C WYATT|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Appointed Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 27 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 March 1916.
Wounded in action, 20 May 1916 (gun shot wound, thigh), and admitted to 7th Field Ambulance; transferred to 2nd Division Rest Station, 20 May 1916; discharged to duty, 10 June 1916; rejoined unit, in the field, 10 June 1916.
Promoted Temporary 2nd Corporal, 30 August 1916.
Promoted Temporary Corporal, 7 November 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 25 November 1916.
Killed in action, 3 May 1917.
Statement, Red Cross File, 9428 Gunner R. CALDWELL, 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, 4 July 1917: 'On the 3rd May, 1917, we were attacking between Reincourt and Bullicourt (sic). we went over at 3.15 a.m. After we had gone about a mile and said he was hit - I tried to stop the bleeding but he died in my arms in a shell hole in a few minutes. I did not know the man but I took his papers and handed them to the Chaplain at the Church Army Hut at Bapaume on 5th May, 1917. I gave him a number of postcards, photographs and letters. His pay-book I gave to the O.C., the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance at a place within two miles in front of Noreuil on 3rd May, 1917. I forget the name of the place. I kept his pocket-book with his name on it which I am handing over to you now.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WYATT William V.B.
Red Cross File No 3030703G