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William HELIER

Regimental number6827
Place of birthMorphett Vale, South Australia
SchoolParkside Public School, Parkside, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPatrol inspector
AddressSemaphore, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs B A Helier, c/o Mrs W O Spencer, Esplanade South, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Citizen Forces
Enlistment date27 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 July 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingJoncourt, France
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialJeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
146
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Vincent and Sarah HELIER; husband of B. HELIER, Hargrave Street, Exeter, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: Driver Clifford F.C. RIDDLE, killed. Cousin: Hurtle LEIGHTON, Artillery Division
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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