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William Roy HATCH

Regimental number6316
Place of birthSt Kilda, Victoria
SchoolWesley College
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressQueen's Mansions, Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, William Hatch, Queen's Mansions, Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces.
Enlistment date31 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 6,Field Ambulance 6, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Was awarded Military Medal in May, 1917 for bravery as stretcher bearer while with 6th Field Ambulance. Buried in Reninghelst Cemetery.' Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 30 September 1917
Place of death or woundingBelgium
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialReninghelst New MIlitary Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 25), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Martha HATCH, 3 Marine Parade, St. Kilda, Victoria

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: Major Granville Stuart DOWN MC, AIF Headquarters, returned to Australia, 8 August 1919.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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