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Regimental number2161
Date of birth5 February 1895
Place of birthLeeds, Yorkshire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStore assistant
AddressSmith's Mill, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20.6
Height5' 9.25"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Hargrave, Smith's Mill, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in 87A Senior Cadets; still serving at time of AIF enlistment; previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 1 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 5 January 1920
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date15 May 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Cap Verde', 5 January 1920 (application to be discharged in England having been refused); disembarked Fremantle, 16 February 1920; appointment terminated (discharged), 15 May 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also served in World War II: enlisted 1 September 1942; discharged, 6 May 1947, as VX89086 Major, Army Headquarters.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as HARGRAVES.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HARGRAVE William

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