William INGLIS

Regimental number686
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
AddressRoyal Military College, Duntroon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs Mary Kay, Royal Military College, Duntroon, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Spelt Inglis
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1410107, 741 Pte F.W. RAYSMITH, 30th Bn, 28 August 1916: 'I saw Inglis's body burning from liquid fire, which was used, so far as I know, in two places only - one, in a trench where men of A. Co. of the 30th were digging a sap and the other was in our bomb and ammunition dump in our 1st. line. I went over and turned Inglis over and found he was quite dead.' Note on file: One of the most intelligent and reliale witnesses I have met.'

Second statement, 1281 Corporal H. DOUST, 30th Bn, 25 August 1916: '[ref INGLIS] 'Killed by Shrapnel he was alongside me at Fleurbaix in "No Man's Land." a (sic) set his clothes on fire.'

Third statement, 4662 Pte N.E. McCOULLOUGH, 30th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 17 August 1916: 'I was lying close to him and saw all his clothes were afire.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNext of kin subsequently Brother, Mr R. Inglis, c/o Mr R. Kidd, 1058 Cathcart Road, Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland
SourcesNAA: B2455, INGLIS William
Red Cross file 1410107