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William Alroe HALVORSEN

Regimental number2552
Date of birth20 December 1895
Place of birthGeraldton, Western Australia
SchoolMidland Junction State School, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTelegraphist
AddressStafford Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Halvorsen, Stafford Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentProvisional SGT
Unit name28th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 51st Battalion
Promotion date: 9 August 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 51st Battalion
Promotion date: 15 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Enlisted, 31 August 1915. Appointed Corporal, 14 March 1916; Sergeant, 27 April 1916; commissioned (2nd Lieutenant), 9 August 1916; Lieutenant, 15 August 1916.

Wounded and taken prisoner of war, 3 September 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death18 July 1989
Age at death93
Place of burialCremated: Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia

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