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Willaim Henry GARTRELL

Place of birthCharters Towers, Queensland
SchoolState School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPublic service
AddressAplin Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Henry George Gartrell, Aplin Street, Charters Towers, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in School Cadets as Col Sergt; Lt in Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date2 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentLT (ADJ)
Unit name26th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMobilized for home defence. Volunteered and was a member of German New Guinea Expeditionary Force. Details from Henry George Gartrell (father)
FateKilled in Action 18 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death23.2
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDouchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
107
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Henry George and the late Rhoda Gartrell, Aplin Street, Charters Towers, Queensland

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