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William LONERGAN

Regimental number2632
Place of birthNathalia, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarmedman Road, Wyalong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Lonergan, Barmedman Road, Wyalong, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied in Malta of pneumonia.
FateDied of disease 15 December 1915
Date of death15 December 1915
Age at death24.6
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAddolorate Cemetery (Block E, Plot EA, Row A, Grave No. 684), Malta
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
41
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Wyalong Roll of Honour. Parents: James and Elizabeth LONERGAN, Wyalong, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6344 Pte James Francis LONERGAN, 18th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918; 6424 Pte Stephen LONERGAN, 3rd Bn, killed in action, 4 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria to join unit at Gallipoli, 18 October 1915; joined Bn, 4 November 1915.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 9 November 1915 (mumps); transferred to hospital ship, 23 November 1915 (pneumonia); disembarked Malta, 29 November 1915, and admitted to Military Hospital, Cottonera. Listed as dangerously ill, 11 December 1915; died, 15 December 1915 (pneumonia and empyaemia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal