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William Edward Otway HALES

Regimental number4800
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolLaunceston Church Grammar School, Launceston, Tasmania
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFitter
Address4 Stewart Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, Mr. W.P.Hales, 4 Stewart Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date27 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll26 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 5 November 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name William Edward
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death28.10
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHeilly Station Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave NO. 17), Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
162
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Marion HALES, 4 Stewart Street, Launceston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin to Frank hales Potter, Lt Machine Gun Co. who died of wounds on 2nd November, 1917, and was buried at Wimmerout, France.

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