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William Joseph HARRINGTON

Regimental number6525
Place of birthBoscombe, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
SchoolManorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Age on arrival in Australia27
ReligionBaptist
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinFather, Joseph Harrington, Manorbaer Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Yeomanry, England
Enlistment date18 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 13 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 10 May 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialHamburg Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave nO. 14), Ohlsdorf, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Kezia HARRINGTON, Tudor Lodge, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7020 Pte Reginald Humphrey HARRINGTON, 16th Bn, died of wounds, 6 August 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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