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William GILLIS

Regimental number1836
Place of birthDoctors Creek, Queensland
SchoolHighfields State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Gillis, Rangeville, Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 February 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death23
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 24), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eliza GILLIS, "Rangeville", Toowoomba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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