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William Stanley BALLANTYNE

Regimental number1628
Date of birth4 May 1891
Place of birthOrroroo, South Australia
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressYatina via Yongala, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.9
Height5' 10.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Edgar George Spencer Ballantyne, Yatina via Yongala, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 February 1916
Place of enlistmentOrroroo, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name48th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/65/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 August 1917
Discharge date21 November 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1627 Lance Corporal Robert Sydney BALLANTYNE, 48th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 June 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia, 27 August 1919; discharged (medically unfit: wounded: gun shot wound, right thigh), 21 November 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 November 1945
Age at death55
Place of burialGladstone Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BALLANTYNE William Stanley

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