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William HANDLEY

Regimental number2615
Place of birthDrayton, Queensland
SchoolDrayton State School, Drayton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPorter
AddressDrayton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Handley, Drayton, Queensland
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Special Memorial No. 8), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Sarah HANDLEY, Paradise Farm, Drayton, Queensland
Family/military connectionsCousin; Captain William John Handley Cousin; William Peters Both Killed.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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